Film: 6858

Places + Locations | 1950 | Silent | B/W


Nigeria, Africa
Tanko, a farmer manures his fields prior to sowing. He walks around a rather empty village, he talks to his wife and works putting manure in the cart to take to the fields. His cart is loaded with head held baskets and pulled by oxen and the manure is distributed all over the field resembling mole hills. The expected rainfall occurs to soften the ground. The crop of groundnuts is planted and further heavy rain ensures a good crop. Ox pulls a special implement that uproots the plants at harvest time. Nuts are sorted and cleaned. Winnowing after smashing the shells. Crop goes to market aboard donkeys.

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