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Title:CARROUSEL BRITANICO 17: GENTE LUGARES ACONTECIMIENTOS [Main Title]
Film Number:COI 925
Other titles:CAROUSEL NUMBER 17 [Alternative Title]
Summary: Spanish-language edition of Central Office of Information (CoI) "newsreel".
Description: I. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, boy scouts celebrate the first "pan-American jamboree", held on the island of Fundao; 5000 scouts from 10 countries. The Latin American equivalent of the Ceremony of the Flag is shown, and the Scouts prepare a meal, then play games. Andrew Lete (?), the chief of the Brazilian Scouts, is seen, as is an exhibition of British life.
II. Production of balsa-wood model aircraft, at the Veron factory in southern England, is described; 5000 models per week are made here and are later sold in kit form. Enthusiasts fly complete models on an old airstrip; planes are fuelled up and flown by remote control.
III. Cranfield College of Aeronautics in England, where students learn about aeronautics in the classroom and then put this knowledge to practical use by flying. A model supersonic jet is tested, as is undercarriage assembly. In the measurements laboratory, film loops are made of some of these tests; these technical film loops have revolutionised educational methods.
IV. Smiths, the largest watch factory in Great Britain, turns out 50,000 watches each year. The production line is shown in "perfect rhythm" (accompanied by music).
V. Driver's eye view of the train journey from London to Birmingham, speeded up.
Production Details: Central Office of Information (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: Spanish
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 866 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Remarks: the Carousel series of short films were made for the Foreign and Colonial Office for distribution overseas; this Spanish language version was apparently made for television distribution in Central and South America (see COI file).