MILLING AND EXPORT OF RICE IN RANGOON [Allocated Title]
In Rangoon, capital of Burma, rice is milled before being sent by river to waiting ships for export.
Reel 1: River traffic near a rice mill; a tall chimney smokes in the background. People carrying baskets of rice from boats. Scooping rice up from the hold. People carrying baskets to a warehouse (or godown); each man takes a small stick as a token as they enter. Carrying rice into the warehouse. Interior rice mill; man tosses rice on a wicker tray. Man running rice through his hands at a machine. Close-up of the rice. Milling machine. Very dark shot of men with baskets. Men carrying sacks and carrying them to a waiting boat. The sacks are put aboard. Panning view from a high point overlooking the Rangoon River with shipping. Views of shipping. Ships with local boats. Small steamer passing. Views from the water as the cameraman's vessel passes a freighter. Loading a ship from smaller boats alongside. Hoisting sacks aboard. Back at the riverside rice mill a boat is unloaded; there is a steel bridge in the background. A neatly composed shot of labourers unloading the boat, the bridge behind and a tree in the foreground. More unloading. In the hold of a ship sacks are lowered in. Sacks seen in the pool of light formed by the open hold hatch.
Reel 2: On board the ship sacks are hoisted aboard; they appear to be marked 'CASB' (Civil Affairs Service (Burma)). Standing in the hold local stevedores carry sacks away; they quickly disappear in the darkness. Man operating a deck winch. More shots of sacks being hoisted aboard. View of the Rangoon River with ship heading off downstream.