POWER FOR THE HIGHLANDS

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Places:

  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Fish and fishing
  • Power resources
  • War

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: POWER FOR THE HIGHLANDS

Reference number: 0279

Date: 1943

Director: d. Jack Chambers

Sponsor: MOI for the Scottish Office

Production company: Paul Rotha Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.24 mins

Description: A look at the possibilities of Hydro-Electric power for the Highlands.

Credits: p. Paul Rotha
story Jack Chambers
dialogue Neil Gunn and Roger MacDougall
ph. Wolfgang Suschitzky
music Ian Whyte
conductor Muir Mathieson
unit manager Duncan Ross

Shotlist: Credits (.10) Gvs Highland countryside. Shots of train crossing viaduct (1.20) A soldier, a sailor, an engineer and a ghillie travelling on the train discuss the future of the Highlands and hydro-electric power. Gvs Highlands (4.30) Soldier gets off train and returns to his croft (6.37) Shots of drifters and unloading of fish (7.36) The engineer drives up in a car and the ghillie gets out. They continue their discussion about hydro-electric power. Shots Highland scenery (9.24) Ghillie meets two US soldiers who tell him about Tennessee Valley HEP . Shots of Tennessee Valley and civil engineering developments (11.02) Engineer sighting through theodolite. More shots Highland scenery (12.35) Gvs earth moving, construction of dam, various industries and possibilities for the future (14.55) End credits (15.10)


Running time approx 15 minutes