This film is held by the BFI (ID: 7570).


INTEREST. The highlands of Rhodesia.

Credits (37). A map of Southern Rhodesia outlining the Eastern Districts (55). Beira: over shots of the harbour and docks, commentary gives a brief outline of the town's origins and development and summarises its port activities (198). The headquarters of the Mozambique Company (208). The Governor(?) entering the building (217). The main streets of Beira (238). Children at the beach (286). A church (298). Sunset seen through the palm trees (319). The journey to Umtali by Rhodesian Railway Mail Train, showing the surrounding forest (370). The main streets and buildings of Umtali (431). Passengers collecting baggage from coaches and trucks of the Road Motor Service, owned and operated by Rhodesia Railways. Shots of a truck driving through countryside while commentary states the service operates to Melsetter, Mount Selinda, Fort Victoria and Penhalonga (469). Christmas Pass, on the road to Penhalonga (505). A gold mine and settlement (528). Mountainous scenery (590). A farm near Penhalonga; women harvesting maize (642). Nearby areas of forestry (678). Waterfall on the River Odzi (695). Hills and valleys of the Inyanga district, and the Pungwe River (731). The Pungwe Falls (769). A Rest House for tourists (799). Archeological remains (838). The Inyanga Falls (870). A tea estate: workers picking tea, weighing and drying it (994). A sacred tree at Chakari(?) (1053). Forestry workers at Mount Selinda; felling trees, transporting logs by bullock cart (1137). The Mount Selinda Mission Station: cutting the logs and making items of furniture (1168). Men and boys making shoes (1195). Women and girls making baskets (1223). Children dancing (1252). Streams and waterfalls on the road to Malsetter (1303). European houses in Malsetter (1377). HS the road from Malsetter to Umtali, through the Chimanimani Mountains to Moodies Neck. Commentary compares town life to country life against shots of the mountains and a group of people on horseback (1484). The End (1495 ft).




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Production Countries:
South Africa
Production Company
African Film Productions