- Title: CF733
04:10:25 - 04:13:37
Mazamet, famous wool-processing town in South Central France - 1950 (6 mins)
Two women carry a large basket of unprocessed wool from a barn. HA of a wool processing plant, washing wool, men turning machinery. Wool tipped into large washing tank. Wet wool transferred into a drying machine, machine spins the water out. CU spout with water run-off. Dried wool is removed and placed on an old fashioned conveyor belt, wool is sorted by 4 women and put in bales. CU old French man in beret smoking a pipe. VS around Mazamet, showing the river, bridges, mills, looms and machinery, train tacks. Shop signs 'Kodaks', 'Grand Cafe de France', 'Banque de France'. Two men chopping and stacking logs in a forest. Man tends to the land. Two men fishing on the river. VS empty town. HA busy market street in Mazamet.
04:13:37 - 04:16:56
Wool production begins on a large scale, machines doing the work that men had done before. Good variety of shots of denapping machines in factory. Woollen yarn flies off spindles and looms weave it. Pan across large store room containing large bales of wool ready for export. Man rents a hole in the bale and extracts a sample of wool for testing. HA women working in a room grading the quality of the wool. Trucks laden with bales of wool turn down small country lane. Lovely shots of man walking across a high bridge over the Arnette river, water cascading down the sides of a dam. Water flowing through Mill House. Old man sits on the back of a trailer. LS of the valley with the town in it. Man walks up a small country path.
- Keywords:US AID, FOREIGN AID, PEACE, MARSHALL PLAN, INDUSTRY, TEXTILES, AGRICULTURE, FRANCE, WOOL PRODUCTION, TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES, RURAL INDUSTRIES, TOWN CENTRES, TRADITIONAL FRENCH LIFE, MODERNIZATION, POST WAR
- Master Title:CF733