| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
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This filmstrip was photographed in India and, as a teaching aid, it has been directed to village-level audiences in South Asia. It describes how to build a secure house from bamboo and mud, using the traditional four-corner-post construction. The story is narrated by an Indian villager, how, with the advice of a technical worker, he was able to make his traditional village house secure against winds. The film emphasises the fact that the modifications to the house are both easy and inexpensive to implement. The villager could complete the work himself, with the help of the local carpenter under the direction of the technical worker. The only additional materials which had to be purchased were tar, galvanized steel strips, steel wire and 18 bamboo poles for which, according to the villager, the cost was only fractionally more than his previous house.
The film covers all the stages of building the improved house: preparing the posts, fixing cross pieces at the bottom of each post, fixing bamboo pieces in each corner, fixing cross-bracing between every two poles, fixing beams to the posts with metal strips, fixing bracing with wire and nails and fixing each bamboo in the roof to beams with steel wire.
There is an accompanying summary sheet with notes on each frame of the film. A set of questions for discussion is also included.