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Kurobe Gorge

Japan, 1959 (MIFF 1959, Programme 18)

Director: Zensuko Nishio

The construction of the Kurobe Dam in an inaccessible valley of the Japanese Alps is under way. This film, shot in magnificent colour, records the breathtaking beauty of the scenery and the superhuman efforts of the workers who explored the site and started the work on the Dam.

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Energetically Yours

UK, 1959
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Sunday by the Sea

UK, 1953
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