Sisal

United Kingdom, 1945

Film
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An account of the cultivation and treatment of sisal, a raw material for rope making, in Tanganyika. Shows the way in which the leaves are removed from the sisal plant and conveyed to the decorticator machine; also the drying, grading, brushing and baling of the fibre. Illustrates the uses of the fibre; traces the history of the industry in East Africa and mentions problems associated with growth, processing and marketing.

Credits

production company

East African Railways and Harbours Film Unit

Gateway Film Productions

Duration

00:21:15:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1945

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009857

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Sisal hemp industry

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa, East

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Places → Africa, East

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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