Look to the Forest
Shot of deer grazing in meadow. Shots of man removing section of bark from cut log, man sitting at table, collecting beetles from bark using tweezers. Shot of plants growing from cans on ground, TILT UP to man examining plant in can. CS of man examining pine needle in microscope. CS of reasercher tying collection sleeves to branch of evergreen tree. LS across cutover section of forest, mountains in background. Two shots of base of tree, TILT DOWNs to exposed roots from erosion. MLS of standing heavy evergreen trees in forest. Shots of crane operator in cabin. FOLLOW SHOT of crane lifting log, dropping it onto pile. Shots of man fastening tongs to log, attaching cable to logs. Shots of crane operator in cabin. FOLLOW SHOT of log being swung around on winch, being dropped onto pile on truck. MS of crane loading log onto truck. MS of lumberjacks moving away from cable before log is lifted. Shot of cut down tree being hauled out into clearing by cable. LS across cutover hill. Shot of dried pine stumps bordering gravel road. Shots of men planting small pine trees among stumps. Shots of log being hauled onto tractor dolly by cable, of tractor hauling log.
Pathe
Man and two boys in mule-pulled covered wagon load sacks on it in the 1910s or 1920s
Aïd El Kebir: dismantling of an illegal Icaunais slaughterhouse
FR3 / France 3
The 90's, episode 404: COUNTRY LIVING
01:13 Evan Thompson by Jim Mulryan and Tabby Mulryan. Somewhere in Nevada, Evan Thompson comments on the stereotypes city dwellers have about country folk: [They think of us as] redneck, gun wielding, madmen that want to shoot all city people probably. I think Hollywood portrays us as not having a whole lot of brains. . . I think they see us as not knowing a whole lot. Yet if they come in from out of the city and we watch them, we think, 'Oh boy, no wonder you're all killing each other. You're all a bunch of wackos.' We like people, but we don't like neighbors. I think that's like most country people. They like people but don't want to live next door to them. yes 09:30 Diving Mules by Skip Blumberg. At the Orange County Fair in Middletown, New York, controversy beaks out at a mule diving exhibit. An animal activist claims that the mules are trained with electric cattle prods. The woman who trains the mules says th at they only use mules that like the water. When asked if the activists love animals, the mule trainer says, I don't think they love animals. If they did, they'd move out of the city where they keep their little dogs and cats in their little condos and apartments and move out on a farm where they could enjoy them. The protester says, People can say they love their wives and beat them. The mule trainer: We love the animal activists. All they do is get us a lot of work. 14:56 Country Fiddle and Banjo Contest by Andrew Jones. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a fiddler and a banjo picker belt out a Cajun tune. 15:51 Roaring Springs, Texas by Kathie Robertson. Joey Thacker, the mayor of Roaring Springs, comments on the economics of rural life forcing people to the city. Bennie Dillard, rancher: I don't think we've missed anything. If I have I don' t know what it was. S.N. Fletcher: You bet you miss a lot. You're not angry. You live longer. 24:06 Pyrenees Portrait by Esti Galili Marpet and Bill Marpet. In Villeraze, France: An old man talks about his family's roots in the area, When the old people die, it'll be all over... soon Villeraze will be just a place for tourists. An 85-year-old woman points to the microphone and asks, Are you taking my picture with that? 27:14 Coyoteland by Jay April. In Los Angeles, California: A woman recounts the tale of a coyote stealing her dog form the backyard. Louis Dedeaux, L.A. wildlife specialist, says that once coyotes start eating domestic pets, it becomes a regular part of their diets. Louis on coyotes: They're really a good animal. We're building and crowding them in. Lyla Brooks, a California Defender of Wildlife, says, People don't know how to coexist with wildlife. It's a people problem. In the meantime, Louis checks his traps. Lyla: As a rule I don't like trappers, but you seem like a likable fellow... I'm surprised he picked up this profession. He should do something else. Louis: I can monitor it in this profession. It's gonna happen anyway. I can make sure it's done as humanely as possible. Louis drives through a construction area and says, This is why I'm trapping. They're gonna build more homes, take up more space and bring in more domestic pets. Louis catches a coyote in a trap, It's a necessary evil... What justifies it for me is the pets I save... I might have to take a life to save ten. With the camera focused on the door of the animal regulation truck, Louis shoots the coyote. Louis lets go our friend the gopher snake. Jay: You must like that part, letting something go? Louis: It's the best part of all. 35:56 Sharkey's Cowboys by Jim Mulryan and Tabby Mulryan. In Gardnerville, Nevada: Sharkey Begovich praises the courage of the original cowboys: A cowboy has to survive from the day he's born to the day he dies... They're a vanishing breed... Honor is a thing of the past. 45:36 Too Old to Die Young by Magda Cregg. A music video on the destruction of the Redwood Forest. Features archival logging footage and scenes from Earth First! demonstrations. Death rides a logging truck. 48:50 Doug Peacock by Jimmy Sternfield. Noted environmentalist Doug Peacock (a.k.a. George Hayduke): The overriding issue is not taxation. It's simply the survival of the planet itself... We're going to go down the tubes. Our grandchildren might not even have the chance of a life and maybe it's not a life worth living. That is the reality... We're not going to have too many elections where we have the chance to talk about other issues. If all the powerful countries on Earth took all the resources they put in military, nuclear war and transferred that into making the planet a better place to live, we'd have a chance... Maybe just 50-50. The odds are just that bleak and that's what oughta be talked about.
Logging and timber operations: Man drives a large two-wheeled, animal powered hauling rig through forest in the United States
Four mules pull a two-wheeled rig with massive wheels (perhaps 10-12 feet in diameter) with a large cut log chained underneath its single axle. Man sits on the large wheel rig as he drives it through forest where logging and timber harvesting operations are underway. Location: United States USA. Date: 1920.
02/12/65 A0013001 HXT 4 CHICAGO - SPORTS SHOW OPENS, BALKY MULE REFUSES TO GO ON STAGE (F - SPORTS - FRIS - SAL - ABCD).
02/12/65 A0013001 HXT 4 CHICAGO - SPORTS SHOW OPENS, BALKY MULE REFUSES TO GO ON STAGE (F - SPORTS - FRIS - SAL - ABCD). HX 3809 "SPORTS SHOW" SHOWS: (1) SIGN, 3 SECS (2) PICKS UP DOG, 3 (3) CU DOG, 2 (4) KIDS PLAY WITH DOGS, 4 (5) MS BEAR, 3 (6) MULE PULLED, 5 97) LS LOG ROLLING, 3 (8) MS SAME, 4 (9) CU FEET, 3 (10) PULL MULE, 3 (11) HIGH DIVERS, 5 (12) ALLIGATOR, 4 (13) GIRL WATCHES, 3 (14) FAST DRAW, 4 (15) MULE PULLED, 5 TOTAL: 32 FT, 53 SECS, SHOT 2/13/65. ANIMALS - MULE CHILDREN - HAPPY SPORTS - GENERAL CIRCUS - GENERAL ANIMALS - DOG XX / 32 FT / 16 - NEG /
DN-B-281 Beta SP
[Ford Experimental Farm]
Miraculous Mule
Full Concert (Not Logged)
HISTORICAL FARMING FILM (1920’s)
Historical black and white farm footage, issued in 1924.
Southern Highlander
Southern Highlander. The people and lifestyle of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in the 1940s.. 1940s, Southern Appalachian Mountains, treetops, car driving on tree lined mountain road, highlands, waterfall, creek, fisherman using net to fish for trout, blossoms on tree branches, wildflowers, log cabins in clearing, sawmill, workers, famers pitching hay, teacher talking to children as they stand up from desks and leave schoolhouse, children running through valley, boy fishing off footbridge, boy walking past chickens as he plays with sling, boy throwing baseball up in air and catching with mitt, children doing chores on mountain farms, girl feeding chickens, girl carrying heavy bucket towards house, woman removing laundry washed in pot and putting into bucket for boy to carry, man chopping wood, farmer using horse drawn plough, woman seated on porch turning wheel, woman doing laundry in wash tub using wash board, senior man walking with dog in mountainous area, man and boy walking down hill, woman playing piano, man singing next to woman playing piano, seated congregation singing religious hymn, men chopping logs and splitting shingles, boy chopping wood pieces, boy running off after man has spanked him with wood piece, horse powered sorghum mill / press, man feeding sorghum cane into press, woman straining sorghum squeezing through burlap, man pouring sorghum out of pail, burning logs, man stirring sorghum boiling in pan, refined sorghum pouring into bucket, man whittling wood, woman weaving straw chair seat, senior woman wringing out and handing dyed yarn to girl to hang, senior woman using loom as child watches, people holding hands and square dancing in circle, children and adults watching dancers, fiddler and guitarist playing, men and women square dancing, electric generators, power plant, woman seated at kitchen table peeling apples as women cook nearby, girl opening kitchen door and sneaking apple from basket, farmer using tractor in agricultural field, farmer harvesting tobacco, farmer gathering tobacco stalk and putting on stake with other tobacco stalks which he carries and hangs to dry, farmers chopping down stalks and putting onto back of mule driven wagon, farmers putting crops on conveyor to be fed through machine, sawmill, lumber yard, men turning log, log being hauled, men stacking timber, car driving on mountain road, girl running up to car, woman getting out of driver?s side, girl waving next to car, middle aged woman watching senior woman stir pot outside, senior man sitting on porch, mountains, family eating at dining room table, boys and man eating corn on the cob, middle aged woman sitting in rocking chair near fireplace, senior man singing Appalachian ballad to girl
Pathe
Reforestation in the Columbia National Forest in Washington state, 1933
Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery
MLS and MSs of ducks in water, feeding, splashing, swimming. MS of one duck flying over lake. FOLLOW SHOTs of heron flying over water. MS of heron on nest, taking off in flight. MS of heron on shore, taking off in flight. MS of two ducks on log, diving in water and swimming away. MLS of two deer on shore, running off in woods to TILT DOWN on ducks swimming in water.
DN-118 1 inch
[Ford Experimental Farm]
Le Mag: animal rights
Midi Atlantique
Govt Mule
Full Concert (Not Logged)
OREGON TRIAL
NAT SOT EXT DAYTIME VHS XFER FTG OF PEOPLE RECREATING WAGON TRAIN / CROSS STREAM / FORTS / GRAVE MARKER FOR PIONEERS / TRAIL MARKERS FOR OREGON TRAIL / MULES PULLING WAGONS / LOG CABINS / PRESSER / CROSS RIVER / UNRELATED FTG
HISTORICAL FILM: LOGGING INDUSTRY PT. 1 (1950’S)
Historical 1950s color film footage depicting the logging industry.
Operation of a village grindstone in rural China.
Pre-mechanistic methods of agriculture in China. Operation of a village grindstone used to grind wheat, beans, millet and peanuts. A man and a mule turn the grindstone. Farmers winnowing to separate husk from grain. Farmer plows field using ox-driven plow. A poor woman gather farm residue for fuel. Woman and child wash clothes at a water logged area. Location: China. Date: 1938.
Early railroad construction, canal boat usage, and road paving in the United States.
Improvements in transportation in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Men riding on the front of a locomotive that is underway. Railroad construction crews in west driving spikes to hold rails as railroad expands in the United States during westward expansion. Animated map shows path of early railroads. A large steam locomotive passes. A canal boat being pulled by animals on a tow path (possibly Erie Canal?). A horse drawn wagon on a dirt road and in front of a log cabin. A mule drawn wagon on a muddy, ruddy road. A very early race car, bearing number 13, starts a race. A broken car being pulled by mules through a muddy and rutted road. An early steam shovel and steam roller in operation building and improving roads. Early automobiles on newly paved roads. A bus or streetcar powered by overhead cables travels down a road. A pastoral farm scene. Early congested roads with buses and trucks. 1920s era automobiles passing under a large bridge spanning a waterway. Wide shots of industrialized towns in the early 1900s, with dense industrial works and smoke pollution from smoke stacks. Location: United States USA. Date: 1927.
Historical film Water in the West Pt. 2 (1948)
Historical film from 1948 called Water in the West.
The River
Clip #: TFA-65A Length: 31:20 Year: 1937 Color: B/W Sound: Sound Decade: 1930s Filmmaker: Pare Lorentz Region: North America Country: United States Subject: Environment Original: 16mm Keywords: The River 1937 1930s Pare Lorentz Mississippi River water rain waterfall environment erosion depression plow behind mules building dykes levees floods cotton fields steamboat paddlewheeler cotton pickers loading cotton bales onto boat bell ringing flames burning houses ruined during civil war poor people walking behind wagon lumber CU axe cutting tree trees falling logs going down sluices into river piles of logs sawmill saw blades cranes loading coal smokestacks steel mills smelting furnaces molten metal iron train with smoke more cotton bales up conveyor yarn spinning looms freighter ship St Paul Davenport Cincinnati St Louis New Orleans storm clouds over cut forests water flowing flood waters man walking with lantern lightning river rising signs Coast Guard patrols at night sandbags strengthening levees trains pulls into station farms flooded rescue boat refugees homeless families rescue shelters aerial flood damaged city flood aftermath erosion harvesting cotton sharecroppers tenant farmers cutting meat cooking dinner poor children eating dinner cleaning plate poorly dressed poverty tucking child into bed map of US river system Tennessee Valley Authority TVA blasting rock pneumatic drill building Norris Dam locks men walking CU feet working with picks CCC Citizens Conservation Corps bulldozers soil conservation cabin in woods agriculture community homesteaders Farm Security Administration large dam power plant meters large switch water flowing power grids and lines spillways hydroelectric plants global warming Notes: It was written and directed by Pare Lorentz and, like Lorentz's earlier documentary The Plow That Broke the Plains, was also selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant, going into the registry in 1990. Both films have notable scores by Virgil Thomson that are still heard as concert suites. The two films were sponsored by the U.S. government and specifically the Resettlement Administration (RA) to raise awareness about the New Deal. The RA was folded into the Farm Security Administration in 1937, so The River was officially an FSA production.
Govt Mule
Full Concert (Not Logged)
DN-1025 1 inch
[Alabama Church & Sharecroppers]