They Planted a Stone

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They Planted a Stone
Directed byRobin Carruthers
Produced byJames Carr
Written byRobin Carruthers
Distributed byCentral Office of Information
Release date
  • 1953 (1953)
Running time
26 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

They Planted a Stone is a 1953 British short documentary film directed by Robin Carruthers and produced by James Carr. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.[1][2][dead link]


The film portrays how dams, barrages and irrigation canals were constructed on the Nile in Sudan, to generate hydroelectricity, irrigate the desert and create such projects as the Gezira Scheme.[3]


  1. ^ "The 26th Academy Awards (1954) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ "NY Times: They Planted a Stone". NY Times. Retrieved 25 November 2008.
  3. ^ "THEY PLANTED A STONE". Colonial Film. Retrieved 8 August 2014.

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