THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION. THIS IS HOW THEY DID IT TWO CENTURIES AGO. NOW THEY BUY THEIR IRON IMPORTED FROM CHINA, JUST AS WE DO. Smelting iron from ore by a smith family in West Africa. The only complete, high quality video of iron smelting in Africa. Making charcoal, digging ore and flux, building the kiln, firing the kiln, sacrifices, smelting the iron, forging the iron into tools. With Chinese subtitles. A CULTURAL RECREATION !! THIS WAS DONE FOR ME TO FILM. THEY DO NOT SMELT IRON LIKE THIS ANYMORE.