Vanishing Africa

South Africa, 1948

Film
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Emphasises the importance of soil conservation in Africa. Bushfires and certain methods of farming have removed much of the vegetation of the land, leaving the fertile topsoil exposed to the action of wind and water. The only way to combat erosion is to teach Africans the needs and make-up of the soil and how to preserve its fertility. Work is also being done in the reclaiming of eroded land.

Credits

production company

African Film Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:21:08:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30018

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farming

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soil degradation

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Soil erosion

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environment

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Erosion

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Land use

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil conservation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil degradation

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Soil erosion

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - South Africa

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - South Africa

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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