The city of Brussels is as nervous and excited as any hostess making last minute preparations for the biggest party of her life.
ROLL 1. Livingstone - Victoria Falls Road. Camera pans from swollen Zambesi to temporary Causeway showing river encroachment on road.
Five-foot swells on River above Falls.
Swift flowing river above falls.
ROLL 2. E.L.S. Livingstone's hydro-electric power station partly submerged, as seen from funicular-type approach.
Closer shots, ditto.
Interior, showing dynamos and men carrying on with normal duties (below surface of river)
MLS Water swirling round re-enforced wall.
MLS River raging round power station, Gorge in b.g.
LS Victoria Falls in flood - Eastern Cataract.
ROLL 3. Victoria Falls in flood - Eastern Cataract.
Various shots Victoria Falls in flood - Eastern Cataract and closer scene of river.
LS of spray in Gorge, camera tilts down to E.L.S.
River in Gorge.
Livingstone - Falls road as in scene 1, Roll. (Retake)
LS Devil's Cataract, partly shrouded in spray.
LS Rainbow Falls almost completely hidden by spray.
various shots of workmen
sof various bldgs.
ATOM DISPLAY OVER OLD BUILDINGS
ROLL CUE: THE THEME OF THE FAIR IS WORLD PEACE. AND THE SYMBOL FOR PEACE AND PROGRESS IS A MASSIVE REPRESENTATION OF A SINGLE ATOM.
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Background: The city of Brussels is as nervous and excited as any hostess making last minute preparations for the biggest party of her life.
The Brussels World's fair, due to open on April 17th..just a little more than six weeks off...is the scene of frantic activity these days.
It is the focal point of the fair and within these huge metal globes the Belgians are building exhibits, restaurants and observation rooms from which the whole fair grounds may be viewed. Visitors will be admitted for approximately 1 a half-dollar fee.
Workmen are swarming all over the huge fair grounds making final preparations. As is always the case, with every fair, everyone is worried that things won't be ready in time. Somehow, they always are. Of course, there can never be an international gathering these days without the old bugaboo of whether the United States or the Soviet Union will gain the most prestige.
The Belgians would like to avoid such a competition but everyone knows that it is inevitable.
However, hopes are high that the tone will be considerably friendlier than it has been in past get-togethers.
One thing is certain. Visitors are more to be charmed by the contrast between old Brussels and the new fiar, a contrast demonstrated here, most graphically.