When good neighbours get together

United States, 1946

Film
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In the USA, the farmers formed co-operative societies within the framework of the Rural Administration, with the aim of bringing electricity to very farm. The co-ops were run by the farmers themselves. This film tells the story of how four farmers, who lived in a valley four miles off the main power line, persuaded their neighbours that they too should have electricity brought to their farm. The Co-op’s Board of directors are all farmers from the district and they are made to remember that when the Co-op began it was thought that taking electricity to many of the farms was thought to be a had financial risk, because of the distance involved in getting power to their farms. Practical experience has since proved that electricity has allowed the farmers to expand and develop their farms, bringing greater financial returns; a local hospital, a sawmill: a poultry industry and more shops in the township have also resulted from the coming of electricity. The managers of the Rural Electrification Administration Co-operative Society in this district at length decide unanimously that bringing power to these four isolated farms will not only be a good risk but will add further to the districts’ resources.

Credits

production company

United Films

Duration

00:15:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1946

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30400

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm life - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm management - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farmers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Mechanization

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Power resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Power resources

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Power resources - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community life

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community organization

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community power

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Mechanization - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Electricity

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Power resources

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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