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Marshall Plan Filmography (MPF)

Film Details
Filmography Code: THD-2
Archive/Control Number: VFA/No cat. number
Picture: Not Available
Reference Copy at Archive: Inquire directly to archive
Type of Material: Motion picture (16mm)
Series: None
Film Date: 1950
Description: Sound (Dutch), b&w, 15+ min. A look at the construction industry in The Netherlands: A plane looks down on all sorts of buildings people encounter during their lives from the maternity ward to school, to a factory, a home, a nursing home, a grave. The next scene shows the “Bouwcentrum,” the Construction Center, situated at the edge of the devastated city of Rotterdam. Founded in 1949, the Bouwcentrum is a joint initiative of architects, business, and industry as a way to promote efficient use of labor and materials. Scenes from the Van Nelle and DAF factories. In the Fokker airplane factory, a poster reading (in Dutch) “The Netherlands Industrializes” hangs on the wall. Gleaming machines of the United States Air Force stand in the hangar. Particular details: Filmed from the air in Utrecht. Music: jazz/boogie variation on “In Holland There’s a House.” Laboratory, Cinetone, Amsterdam. 1950. Camera, Albert Brosens; sound, Wim Huender; Translation, Jan Smith; English narration, Frank McDonald. Music based on an old Dutch folk song and played by Guus van Manen and his trio. Produced by Albert Brosens for MSA Netherlands.
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