Educational film about oranges - how they are grown, harvested, exported etc.
British Instructional Films presents a Classroom Film.
Shot of an orange grove. Grafting the young trees in the nurseries. Shot of men working in the orange fields. C/U of a shoot being grafted on to another plant. Then the trees are transplanted into the orange grove. The field is ploughed by a tractor with a man steering the plough behind. Trees are sprayed by water sprinklers. The trees are fumigated. A large cover is drawn over the orange trees and a man uses a pump to spray pesticide inside the cover. Shots of the trees bearing oranges.
Fruit picking. Good shots of men high in the trees on bamboo ladders picking the fruit. Shot of a child at the bottom of the ladder holding his hand out for an orange, man at the top throws one down and child peels it, smiling. Bags full of oranges are tipped into collecting boxes. Man drives tractor loaded with the boxes. Conveyor belt of boxes. Oranges are examined and graded. Shots inside the processing plant. Women sort and grade oranges on long conveyor belts. C/Us of their hands, in gloves as they sort the fruit. C/U of the conveyor process.
Fruit are individually packed into pieces of paper by women in gloves. Boxes bear the writing "Good Hope" and "Union of South Africa". Boxes are sealed and carried on shoulders to a large lorry. Lorry pulls out of packing shed and drives away.