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Meet the Pioneers

This directorial debut from Lindsay Anderson is an unexpectedly lyrical portrait of conveyor belts.

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This pioneering debut film from director Lindsay Anderson is a lyrical - and enlightening - account of the production of conveyor belts as well as their usage, in coal mines and elsewhere. This subject matter proves unexpectedly cinematic - the photography is atmospheric, and the music nimbly complements the action onscreen, while the commentary from Anderson himself is sometimes brisk but always instructive.