Screen magazine. No. 16

United States, 1952

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Episode of Series “This is the United Nations”
The people of Afghanistan have followed a way of life that has changed very little in the past thousand years. In 1950 the Afghanistan Government, which has been making efforts to develop and improve the country, called upon the U.N. to help by providing technical assistance. This film describes how new knowledge and techniques have been introduce into industry and agriculture, resulting in increasing output and development of resources.

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United Nations. Film Board

United Nations. Dept. of Public Information



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United States
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This is the United Nations

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This is the United Nations


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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Developing countries

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Afghanistan

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Afghanistan - Social life and customs

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Cinemagazines


Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United Nations

History → United Nations

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technical assistance

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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