This clip is very short: only 5 seconds long. If you don't know how to play it, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.
In this clip my daughter alternately pulls the two ends of the string to make a cardboard fan rotate. Because the video is so compressed, and because of the frame rate of the camera, you cannot really see how fast it is rotating. Go to the introdution page to see how the spinners really do spin fibers into twine and rope.
Go to the Bangladesh Twine Spinner introduction page
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If you have a fast internet connection, you should be able to simply point and click to play the short MPEG movie. If the picture is halting the first time through, click play on your media player and it ought to play smoothly the second time.
You will almost certainly have to hit play a second time if you have a dial-up internet connection. If you still can't get it to run smoothly, you will have to right-click, then "save file as..." or something similar to that. Take note of where you are saving it. They are short and highly compressed, so they won't take long to load. Even with a fast connection, save the file like that if the picture is jerky. To play the file, find it and double-click on it. It will play in the default media player.