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Creosote
Creosoot



1932 / The Netherlands / silent / B&W / 80 min / 35mm

Directors: Joris Ivens, Jean Dréville
Script, Editor: Joris Ivens
Camera: Jean Dréville, Eli Lotar, John Fernhout
Production company: CAPI Amsterdam 
Commissioned by: Continentale Commissie voor de Propagering van Creosootolie


Ivens was commissioned by a group of international creosote manufacturers to make an instructional film on the mining and use of creosote, a substance obtained from coal tar and used to preserve wood. The Continental Committee for the Propagation of Creosote already had a tightly constructed plan for the film, from which Ivens made a solid scientific film on the production of creosote, which included some animated sequences made by the Culture Department of UFA in Berlin.

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