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News from the West: the coconut cultivation in Suriname

Week number 47-40

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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Impression of a coconut planatation in Coronie in Suriname. SHOTS: - a man climbs a large palm tree with a special climbing technique; he picks coconuts and throws them down; there they're chopped into pieces with machetes and the shell is seperated from the meat; coconut oil is made from the flesh, the waste is for pigs; - in a small factory a part of the flesh is made into copra by drying it.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 September 1947
Length:
01:51

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video
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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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