This film is held by the BFI (ID: 12610).
INSTRUCTIONAL. How a Rhodesian African makes fire.
An African sits by a tree and carves a notch into a soft stick. C.U. the carving. Placing the stick between both feet he inserts a hard stick into the notch and twists it rapidly between the palms of his hands. The friction causes the wood to smoke. He places the hot stick against a bundle of dry grass, which begins to burn, and which he uses to make a fire (258 ft).