• Short Summary

    Kariba dam in Rhodesia under construction.

  • Description

    Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

    LV. Sections of the Kariba dam on the left bank under construction. GV. Pan and elevated shot of the dam workings as seen from the top of the Kariba Gorge. LV. Huge framed building which is where the washing, screening and drying of sand for the concrete takes place. SV. Men at work drilling rock. SV. Power shovel rolling up the truck and tips rock and earth into it. LV. African workers hauling equipment by hand, & SV. GV. Lorry on the road bridge tipping rock and earth into the river to block the flow of water and create a still pool. LV. Bulldozer levelling off rocks and earth tipping from the bridge. LV. Lorry tipping rock and earth from the bridge, camera pans down showing it pouring into the river. TV. Water bubbling up from the outlet of the diversion tunnel which is submerged. GV. The dam workings. LV. Panning shot of cement mixers which supply concrete for the building of the dam. SV. Lorry lying completely smashed at the bottom of the cliff where it fell - the driver is in hospital with a broken back. GV. Township and housing site. LV. European housing section. SV. European children on veranda of one of the houses, also two African servants, camera pans showing the house. LV. African housing quarters. GV. Panning shot from the travelling crane which hauls skips containing concrete by aerial cable, way across the gorge and on to the dam site.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene C)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:55:00 / 01:14:13:00

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