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

Gateway Film Productions

East African Railways and Harbours Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:21:15:00

Colour

Black and White

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