- Title: U548
Colour live action film about Afghanistan in 1951
Afghanistan. pan left cattle grazing with mountains in bg, gvs Kabul with traffic and people, mcu camels past directed by traffic policeman, vs new buildings including Red Crescent building the medical faculty banks and malarial institute, vs buildings under construction, ws men with hats digging in tunnel with pickaxes, vs workers in canyon on road-building project, pan down mountain as blast detonates at base, vs workers picking up rubble with hands steam rollers and tar spreading machines,
aerial shot Kabul, vs ancient fortifications, exterior shot museum showing tomb of Babur first Mongol Emperor of India, vs examples of Buddhist art, vs pottery figures and bowls, ms gardens being tended, vs beautiful gardens and fountains. vs grapes being picked in vineyards on slopes of mountains, ms young boy carrying basket full of grapes on his head, mcu men packing grapes and boxes of raisins being loaded onto truck / lorry, ws men working in fields with mountains in bg, vs men tending mulberry trees, ws cattle being driven in valley with mountains in bg, mcu turkeys, vs Afghan carpets and rugs, ms and cu caracul fleeces / skins, vs men picking cotton inc cu cotton, ms cotton weighed and packed high < exterior shot cotton processing factory
ws and pan over valley with mountains in bg pan left across sugar processing factory, vs Arghandab Dam providing hydro-electric power, vs water flowing through land. Pan up from children playing to huge statue of Buddha carved into mountainside at Bamiyan, vs mountain range and rivers, ws parliament building and prime minister (unnamed), ws parliament building with mountains in bg and trees in fg, mcu student looking into microscope directed by teacher ms exterior shot of school, mcu small children using slide in playground, vs small girls in national costume doing traditional dance while small boys walk around playing flutes and guitars, vs boys doing sword dance ms prime minister and guard of honour greet King, ms King removes sunglasses and looks into a student's microscope, vs parliament buildings as King's car drives away, vs huge crowd gather to watch traditional game played on horseback which involves transporting headless goat.
vs King arriving at location of game Vs game in progress watched by spectators, vs King congratulates winning team and presenting banner, ms winning team ride off with banner.
- Keywords:AFGHANISTAN, 1951, AGRICULTURE, CULTURE, EDUCATION, POWER, INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOPMENT, MONUMENTS, GARDENS, SPORT, RELIGION, CHILDREN, PRODUCTION, TRADITION.
- Master Title:U548