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Title:KOLONJE ANGIELSKIE W NOWEJ ZELANDJI (on copy held) [Main Title]
Film Number:IWM 815
Other titles:THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW ZEALAND [Translation]
Summary: Polish language version of a British film showing the scenery in New Zealand in the mid-1920s.
Description: The film starts with maps showing Great Britain, the British Empire and finally New Zealand. It shows the Southern Alps of South Island, New Zealand, as seen from the ocean, leading down into the valleys of the island, and finally to the port of Dunedin, where goods are loaded onto ships for export. In the farmlands nearby shepherds and their dogs round up their sheep. A man chops up a cake of soap which he drops into one of the country's geysers, producing a soapy froth when the geyser erupts. On the farms wheat is threshed and baled, and the bags of grain sewn up for shipment. A view of a village near some geysers. Various Maoris in their village: boys, a girl, a mother and baby, and some Maoris in a group. A Maori canoe on the water. A view of some rapids. The film ends with "Koniec" (Polish for "the end").
Production Details: Kineto (Production company)
Alfa Warsawa Warecka (Distributor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Keywords: agriculture, New Zealand - animal (object name)
animals, mammals: sheep (object name)
animals, mammals: dog (object name)
economics, New Zealand general - commerce (object name)
agriculture, New Zealand - arable (object name)
society, New Zealand - ethnic (object name)
recreation, New Zealand civilian - tourism (object name)
South Island, New Zealand (geography)
Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 435 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Production: the name of the distribution company and title are in Polish, but the maps are in English, as are the flashframe captions, which have the Kineto logo on them. Given, in addition to these facts, the subject matter of the film it seems likely that this is a Polish language version of a Kineto production. Correspondence with the New Zealand Film Archive (6-7/1986), however, failed to discover any accurate identification for this film
Technical: this film is held on one reel with IWM 816.