|Title ID||1101||Collection ID||610|
|Title||The Poetry of Motion. Exquisites of the Insect World. Old East Sussex. [Hop-picking]|
|Keywords||Aircraft Animals Castles Children Farming Labour Landscape Play Rivers Rural Areas|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Duration||12 min. 45 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A compilation of four films made by an amateur film-maker. The films' subject matters include motion which is both man-made and of nature, butterflies, historic East Sussex locales and hop-picking.
The Poetry of Motion The cameraman films a Spartan Three Seater biplane flying over the Kent countryside from a parallel plane. Swans and ducks swim across a serene lake. Children play in a small tributary, building a dam and rowing along it.
Exquisites of the Insect World A sequence of close-up shots with intertitles of a variety of butterflies, including Red Admirals and Cabbage Whites.
Old East Sussex The film-maker records an outing to Rye, Winchelsea and Bodiam Castle, filming the historic buildings and streets.
[Hop-picking] A multi-generational group of women are filmed picking the last of the hops in a field. Their harvest is collected into sacks, tallied and loaded onto waiting vehicles.