- Title: CF343
10:16:47 - 10:20:10
Memphis - vs cotton carnival - parade; floats, marching. vs men ploughing fields; horse, tractor by hand. People at work in field "plough, plant, chop and pick." MS two southern belles. Steam boat on river, cotton bale rolled up ramp. Pile of cotton in warehouse.
10:20:10 - 10:23:37
Map with illustrations of cotton demonstrating export and sale of cotton.
Farmer VO - how he turned to other crops. Cows grazing, being herded, being fed. Children collecting eggs in basket. Int farmhouse kitchen - wife cooking, putting food on table - family meal, saying grace. "I couldn't ask the good Lord for more."
10:23:37 - 10:27:12
Illustration of balanced farming. vs farms - various crops, fields, pigs, cows. vs cotton emptied from sack, sacks weighted - group of farmers; discussion / talking. Working together. Insecticide being sprayed on crops. Series of CUs; cotton bud, flower, being picked. One variety. Machinery / industrial.
10:27:12 - 10:32:05
Cotton bale rolled, cotton being "graded" / handled - smiling farmers. vs labour / workers in field. Illustration mechanised farming compared to manual. vs air planes crop dusting. Cultivating machine at work - weeds burnt. vs workers watch as machine picks cotton.
10:32:05 - 10:35:20
vs steam train speeding / thundering along. Industrial shots - molten metal, water, electrical pylons, machines - new industries - building, drilling - cotton reels, thread. Man in laboratory. "These men, the guardians of cotton" - various MCUs of male farmers.
- Keywords:INDUSTRIALISATION OF FARMING, MECHANISATION OF FARMING, TRACTORS, BLACK COTTON PICKERS, COTTON FARMING, USA, DOCUMENTARY
- Master Title:CF343