Propaganda film on the virtues of saving by contrasting the wise and foolish farmers and demonstrating the dependence of East Africa on cash crops farmed by the provident farmer.

Year of Production: 1963

Color or Black and White?: Colour

Running Time: 22 mins 26 secs

Shot List


00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 ws exterior of Barclays Bank in African city ms small Barclays Bank branch in African town ms grand colonial style Barclays bank in African city vs small Barclays Bank branch by African lake with low < shot on exterior sign and logo vs Barclays Bank offices throughout Kenya Uganda and Tanganyika Title 'A Service for East Africa' high < shot man's hand writing cheque on blotter ms Sikh man takes cheque and hands man cash ws man walking towards cattle market held on open plain vs cattle market and farmers vs man negotiating a price / bartering with another vs man / farmer herds cows along road ms man returns to home and meets wife and baby

0:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 vs man's farm and house ms goats in pen vs landscape and other farms pan across fertile valley vs crops growing on fertile plains vs various crops ms young men cutting down sugar cane mcu woman picking tea mcu man picking sweet corn vs men and women picking crops inc cotton ms little girls playing with cotton and chewing on sugar cane vs men and women harvesting various crops ms women grinding grain vs high < shots rain over mountains ms woman using banana leaf to shelter from rain rushes into house low < shot rain running off corrugated iron roof ms rainbow over countryside ms wrecked bridge lying in swollen river pov shot through swamp / swollen river with trees growing out of water vs carcasses of cattle / cows lying on arid ground

0:10:00:00-00:15:00:00 pan across drought-ridden land with dead crops ms woman digs in dry ground pan along queue for food at famine relief centre ms two men scoop grain into sack pan right across burned earth / arid ground ms exterior of Barclays Bank vs man opens account at Barclays Bank cu forms being filled in high < shot record being written into ledger ms details being filled into savings book vs children playing outside house while man cleans car in drive ws university building cu on sign reading 'science quadrangle' vs exterior of university and agricultural training colleges ms man demonstrates how to spray cow against diseases ms men herding cows into shed

0:15:00:00-00:22:26:20 ms city-based Barclays Bank with large car park in fg ms European and black people along sidewalk / pavement in Nairobi vs traffic and people on streets of Nairobi ms man walks into branch of Barclays Bank in Nairobi ms sign reading 'Queensway branch of Barclays Bank vs interior of bank as man cashes money ms group of Asian women working at typewriters in bank cu hand working old-fashioned calculating machine mcu print out from old-fashioned calculator cu Asian woman typing letter ms queue of black and European people at bank ms man's hands counting money cu hands typing very fast vs construction work inc cement mixer cu crop of coffee beans being spilled out of sack vs agriculture co-operative inc man weighing crops payment being collected and coffee beans being dried in outdoor trays ms bag of coffee being weighed vs cargo being loaded onto ships by crane ws ships in harbour vs man sits and drinks with family - two women drink out of dainty teacup while the others use
traditional and rather large drinking vessels exterior shot of Barclays Bank END TITLES