Results of irrigation - stony wasteland replaced by industry, orchards & canneries.
Nimes area, S.E. FRANCE.
French commentary, English transcript on file.
Various shots of some of the fine examples of Roman buildings and statues in Nimes. g.v. pan over poor stony waste land in the area. M.S. and C.U. orchards being sprayed with water (French S.O.F. over from French farmer telling of how in five years this area has been turned from stony waste to these orchards.) Aerial view flying over massive Rhone irrigation scheme. Aerial view flying over richly cultivated area of orchards. (French S.O.F. over of a 'black foot' French farmer telling that when they came from Algeria they found the land and climate similar, and ground cheap so they planted trees and turned the waste lands into an oasis.) Various shots of peaches being picked in orchards and transported to the cannery. Various good shots interior of the peach cannery. Good automation shots of the skinning and de-stoning process and canning. (French S.O.F. over by local farmers union president telling how the area was turned into a co-operative.) Various M.S. and C.U. of local farmers meeting place in Nimes. M.S. pan down the new modern building in Nimes. Aerial view flying over the town of Nimes showing the wonderfully preserved Roman amphitheatre in the centre.
(Comb. Fine Grain Pos.)