The Twilight forest

United Kingdom, 1957

Film
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For centuries the African has made his home in the tropical rain forests of Nigeria and Ghana, surrounded by giant trees - walnut, mahogan y, agba, iroko and many others - whose wealth lay wasted. This film tells the dramatic story of an industrial enterprise which showed for the first time how these resources could be used.

Credits

director

Sydney Latter

producer

James Mellor

production company

Editorial Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:26:47:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29837

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tree felling

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Nigeria

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Afforestation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Forests and forestry

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rain forests

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Tree felling

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Timber - Economic aspects

Places → Nigeria

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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