Cape to Cairo: Life at a South African Gold Mine (1907) - Watch Online.

Genres Documentary     Short    
Country UK
Language English
Plot A series of great interest and importance, which amply refutes many preconceived ideas concerning coolie life in South Africa, and throws light on a vexed question of the day. Most interesting views are given of crushing, stamping and sluicing the ore, and its subsequent treatment in the cyanide tanks; also of the methods employed in conveying it from mine to works, the monster wheel used for hauling the trucks, train loads of ore in transit, dumping, and many other scenes of enlightenment in the methods adopted at a prosperous mine. The operators were fortunate in securing for their purpose Chinese and Kaffir subjects in great number, and the Transvaal labor question is exhaustively demonstrated. The train bearing the last batch of coolies is depicted, with the detraining of the Chinamen, their enrollment and march to quarters. Life in a compound, from the ablutions of the coolies and Kaffirs to the scenes at mess table at the close of the day, is fully treated, and their issue of rations, cooking, roll-call, departure for the mine, ascent, descent and occupations are depicted. The whole forms a fascinating series, possessing historic and educational value, and will compel the admiration and secure the commendation of every audience.... search for Cape to Cairo: Life at a South African Gold Mine on IMDb

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