- Title: CF378
KEYWORDS: POVERTY, THE DEPRESSION, MIGRANT WORKERS, DUST BOWL, FARMING
01:01:03 - 01:36:33
NOTE THERE ARE TWO PARTS* The second located at CF/VM/378.2 )
01:01:03 Opening credits and foreword.
V'shots farmhouse, barns. Family walking through field, pans over fields - MS family looking.
01:04:07 Pennsylvania - v'shots run down houses / buildings. Pan right v'shots of people / families - poverty. Farmers meeting, discussion.
Soil erosion - v'shots ( LS ) large group of farmers walking through fields - pit.
V'shots water / rain running through soil - furrows, torrents
V'shots barren / devastated hill side - "trees were here once."
01:06:51 Barren, dry land, erosion.
V'shots black people working in cotton field, v'shots run down wooden houses / shacks. MS poverty stricken black woman and two children.
V'shots once grand house now devastated / ruined - MS sad girl in doorway.
V'shots disorientated old man in overalls "He didn't seem to know we were there" - hits large bell, talking to himself - disturbing / unsettling scene.
01:11:10 V'shots dusty plains; top soil blown away, tumble weed - dried up river bed. Devastated cultivated land
'Goforth, Texas' - emaciated cow, collapsed broken buildings and farm equipment.
MS three old people sitting around fire - homeless / poor
Water trickling through eroded soil, dust blowing across furrowed, dry plains / land.
01:14:34 V'shots families - homeless; living outside - car; emaciated girl asleep on cushions.
Cooking, family of 8 - young children, rags / dirty.
V'shots family moving on - packing up belongings into wagon; little boy with puppy.
01:17:55 V'shots vast empty lands; steam train in distance, cactus, mountains.
V'shots reservoir. 2 cars travelling past fields - boxes of fruit being sold by roadside. Various CUs car number / licence plates.
Workers in fields - "Philippines and Mexicans" ( slightly racist overtone ). V'shots int packing lettuces. Ext picking / loading vegetables - trucks.
01:20:42 'Rio Grande' - Mexicans ( mainly children ) working fields - carrots / baskets. Women working - vegetables, carts and huge piles.
V'shots ruined / run down / dilapidated house
Sad scene - emaciated boy sleeping; hands still moving, thinks he's still out picking in the fields, mother looks over him.
01:23:40 People climbing into car-pulled wagons; migrants; to be out in cotton fields.
V'shots machines at work. Machine pushing / tipping large tree roots / stumps "an acre an hour" - clearing field, people looking on. V'shots trees felled by machine.
More shots people working the fields, ploughing machine, crates handed out - MCU man lighting cigarette.
01:27:15 Mountains. V'shots farm; animals, mill ( water wheel ) - steam boat on river, people at work.
Iowa; cattle, pigs, haystacks, "good" homes and farms, people at work - hauling hay into barn, horses ploughing fields, LS machine doing same job.
V'shots machine in corn field ( corn picking machine at work ).
01:31:28 Wheat fields - machines - line of threshers. Harvest.
V'shots crowd of men, women, children - poor and dirty - sacks / bags; grocery shop queue - Government food.
***** The following are repeated shots - see part two ( CF/VM/378.2 ) *****
Overhead shot large barge / ship - export. V'shots ship, machinery, port, industrial building, steam train - cargo of wheat.
MS three children, pan up from feet - granary - storage, conveyor belt, corn.
01:35:55 Vast herds of livestock - sheep and cattle. Cowboys on the range.
- Master Title:THE LAND PART 1