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MUSAH THE MIXED FARMER


Narrative of farmer with plough and oxen - learner introduced to growing maize (?) - shows collecting straw and dung - ploughing sowing reaping - selling to government agent - shopping in market.Very good shots of native mud hut village oxen and wooden plough women working in fields men cutting maize. Shots of small market. Incidentals include storm clouds rain and puddles with black bare feet and dung heaps in field.

Year of Production: 1950s

Color or Black and White?: Colour

Running Time: 19 minutes 30 seconds

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DESCRIPTION : 00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 Title 'Musah the Mixed Farmer' ms man talks to camera ws flat savannah with huge mole hills (actually piles of manure) ms two men and small boy drive oxen cart across field pan right across field of fertile grain vs fertile grain ms man walks through mud huts in village where a boy polishes old-fashioned bicycle ms man ostentatiously cleans rifle / gun vs two women cook over open fire ms two men arrive at another's home and are given drink by woman ms group of young men walk out of the village vs men and boys threshing corn in field with smaller children making hay stacks vs boys carry stacks of hay on their head to the village where they make hay stack ws women tip baskets up on animals' corral vs cow defecating

0:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 vs boy mixing manure in animals' corral and adding straw ms man forks manure over wall into cart vs men spreading manure over field mcu bare feet walking through rain puddle vs oxen plough along field

0:10:00:00-00:15:00:00 vs older man teaches younger man how to plough field using oxen vs men and women sowing seeds by hand in ploughed field vs oxen pulling plough through field with crop growing ms two men inspect head of crop (looks like bullrush) vs men and women gather to harvest crop

0:15:00:00-00:19:19:19 vs women throw bundles of crop heads onto oxen cart which is then driven away vs men and women return to village where crop is dumped on ground ms grain is put into sacks and then loaded onto oxen cart ms money being counted into hands vs women shopping for material in open-air market ms man buys his son / boy a camera from shop ws boy takes photograph of the entire village
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