• Short Summary

    ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, WAS A CITY OF TALL MEN ON SATURDAY (MARCH 28).

  • Description

    GV MAJORETTES PARADE
    CU WHITE & COLOURED SPECTATORS
    MV MAJORETTES PARADE
    CU AFRICAN BOYS LOOK ON
    SV MILITARY BAND
    CU ONLOOKERS
    SV BASQUE MUSICIAN AND PARADERS
    CU BASQUE PARADERS FOLLOWED BY AFRICAN STILTMEN PAN TO BASQUE STILTMAN WALKING
    GV BASQUE STILTMEN WALKING ALONGSIDE AFRICAN STILTMEN
    CV AFRICAN STILTMAN PAN TO REAR VIEW BOTH BASQUE AND AFRICANS STILT WALKING
    CU BASQUE GIRL ON HORSEBACK IN MEDIEVAL GARB
    SV AFRICAN STILTMEN PAST CAMERA
    SV SPECTATORS
    GV ZOOM IN TO SV STILTMEN ALONG
    MV BASQUE HORSEMEN IN MEDIEVAL GARB
    LV ZOOM TO SV STILTMEN PARADING

    Initials AJC/V/JF/BJ Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, WAS A CITY OF TALL MEN ON SATURDAY (MARCH 28). ON PARADE WERE FRENCH BASQUE STILL WALKERS, IN ABIDJAN FOR A WEEK'S VISIT.

    STILTS ARE PART OF THE WORKING EQUIPMENT FOR THE BASQUE SHEPHERDS IN THE PYRENEES. THE EXTRA HEIGHT IS IMPORTANT, ENABLING THEM TO KEEP AN EAGLE EYE ON THEIR SHEEP IN THE ROCKY TERRAIN.

    THE VISITORS HOWEVER FELL FAR SHORT OF THEIR HOSTS. THE IVORY COAST BOASTS SOME OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED STILT WALKERS IN AFRICA. THEIR EXTRA LEGS GIVING THEM AS MUCH AS A SIX FOOT ADVANTAGE OVER THE BASQUES.

    THOUSANDS OF ABIDJAN'S RESIDENTS LINED THE MILE-LONG RUN DU COMMERCE TO WATCH THE PARADE, PART OF THE WELCOMING CEREMONIES FOR THE BASQUES. ALSO TAKING PART WERE RESIDENT FRENCH BOYS AND GIRLS ON HORSEBACK, DRESSED IN MEDIEVAL CLOTHES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6IMJY0PM94O3555DM1YU3SHHS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IMJY0PM94O3555DM1YU3SHHS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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