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.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)