Synopsis:This film is a travelogue, an impression with music but no words of the West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago - their landscape, agriculture, architecture, industry, carnival and above all their people. An extended montage of images to local music.
Shotlist:Film starts 00:01:30
00:01:30 Titles over sunrise
00:02:01 Landscape montage, including river, ocean and forest.
00:02:57 Short bits of many different birds, moving alongside different tree-lined roads as if in a car, more birds and a fisherman with his net and boat.
00:04:02 Moving through a swamp or bayou on a boat. Birds diving for fish
00:04:45 Along the beach, and in town, houses and buildings.
00:05:48 People crushing nuts with their feet, picking fruit, in the vegetable garden, a cow and a cricket match.
00:06:51 Painting and sculpture, in the background and in different close ups.
00:07:19 Cutting sugar cane, with oxen, and transporting it by truck and train.
00:08:14 Different vehicles and then shops, including a barbers.
00:09:01 Scenes from the market, then children playing and another cricket match.
00:10:57 Wide shot of train reversing, travelling along different scenes as if on the train, including fire in the sugar cane and a pipeline.
00:11:45 Industry montage. BP logo on hardhat, drillers at work. Tractors, a bottling plant, textiles and sugar, engines and construction, among other things.
00:13:20 An off-shore oil platform and drilling at sea, the tempo increases! Intercut with bottling footage.
00:14:02 Steel band and street procession. Lots of costumes and close-ups.
00:15:58 Larger procession with more elaborate costumes and headdresses. Like Carnival!
00:18:56 End montage.
00:19:24 End titles over travelling footage.