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

ACMI Identifier

28572

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

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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