Cane Cutters

Title:
Cane Cutters
NFSA ID:
40346
Year:
1948
Category:
Access fees

This short film takes a look at the life of Queensland sugarcane cutters.

It shows itinerant workers contracting with a cane farmer, cutting the cane and loading it for transport, from early morning to dark.

Other sequences show the cutters in their quarters eating as much food as they need to carry out a tough job.

The film is straightforward in its approach: cane cutting is hard work, although the pay is good and the industry means much to Queensland, where five million tons of sugarcane have to be cut by hand in back-breaking conditions.

Cane Cutters is a National Film Board Production, produced by the Department of Information.

Production company:
National Film Board Production