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    Great film contrasting bread making in caveman days with modern methods.

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    "Bread-making gives eloquent testimony to the advance of civilisation from primitive days to the present. The primitive woman had first to grind the flour..." High angle of a woman posing as a "primitive woman" - with dishevelled hair and dirty clothes she crouches on the ground grinding wheat. A fire burns beside her as she shelters under some rocks. C/U of the woman, she is wearing an animal skin outfit and grinding the flour between two rocks. C/U of the grinding process. "Nowadays, the baker receives his flour already ground... by the ton!" L/S of sacks of flour being wheeled into a warehouse. Our primitive woman mixes the flour with water by hand. She then kneads the dough on top of the stone.

    We see the automatic dough mixer "of today." C/U of dough being mixed and pouring out the other end. C/U of our cavewoman kneading her dough. C/U of the dough. She separates the dough into smaller pieces. The automated version of this is seen. Small pieces of dough travel on a conveyor belt within the bakery. We see the dough balls travelling down a chute. Baker picks the dough up and throws it into baking tins. C/U of the tins filled with dough. The baking methods of the cavewoman are compared to modern methods. C/U of bread being placed on a hot stone. M/S of two bakers at work loading the ovens. C/U of the bread being lifted off the primitive stone. The bread is unloaded from the ovens.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 484.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:39:00 / 02:01:02:00
    EP 196

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