Attempts to reclaim salt marshes for cultivation in Apulia, Italy.
Apulia Italy Date:1950 Duration:4 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
Views of unusable salt marshes in Apulia, Italy. All able bodied men of the region band together in valiant effort to drain and reclaim salt march land for cultivation. They commence the effort in a procession led by local Priest to invoke God's blessing on the endeavor. Church bell rings in the village. They succeed with their hand tools, and cultivate the reclaimed land. But heavy rains destroy their efforts and the salt marshes return. Now, they try again, with aid of heavy equipment: tractors, and bulldozers, that can do more than simple hand tools.
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