• Short Summary

    Life is a little easier in Leopoldville these days. For the present the people are?

  • Description

    1.
    Pan shot Childrens afternoon Singing lesson



    Various Cu Children and teacher



    GV Children under tree



    Various



    children march off


    2.
    Scenes as Congolese board buses



    CU Types



    General activity



    Native house



    ditto tilt to children



    GV Large Market



    Fish women hawk there goods



    CUs Cu Fish being hacked


    3.
    General market scenes



    Congolese buying



    CU Types



    CU Loaded women



    Various



    CUS Tins CUS Onions CUs Peppers



    MS Bananas



    GV Modern Store



    Name "Sedec"



    Interior Store



    CU Dress model GV ditto


    4.
    MS Customers buying shirts



    CU Shirts



    CU Customers



    Cashiers shot - Congolese MP pays - Pan shot Goods



    Angle Name shots



    Airline offices in Leo AF KL Panam Sabena



    Village Scenes Native Quarter



    Effect shots



    Contrast of modern Skyscrapers - Look up shot Blgs.



    Elevated shots of City various - UN HQ "The Royal"




    Initials TG



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Life is a little easier in Leopoldville these days. For the present the people are more relaxed and happier and are going about as they used to without fear of curfew or beatings. In the market it is business as usual for the Three million or more Leopoldville Congolese, here you can buy anything from a Toothpick to a Fish .... Fruits abound Bananas as plentiful as ever, Congolese carry them children everywhere, and the baby just has to wait till mommas finished her shopping ..... In the Town centre modern self service stores serve the few Europeans still in the Congo, not many Congolese can afford these prices a shirt costs about 2 pounds Ten Slgs, and Groceries are expensive because of import duties, the goods are mostly from the continent. The native congolese lives in a small brick or wooden house, where Lumumba started his political meetings (see shots of village 4 miles from Leo) The European lives in Apartments built 5 years ago which overlook the city, most of these blgs are at least 14 stories high. Mainly rented by Airline Personnel and Government officials. At night the locals have a choice of 3 night spots to enjoy themselves, UN soldiers dance with congolese girls, European girls are rare here.

    CONGO POPULATION Thirteen to Fourteen Millions There were 33,000 Belgians in Leo before the troubles now about a Quarter of that number.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABF1BUSL81OQVTOWNINWGF0O3N
    Media URN:
    VLVABF1BUSL81OQVTOWNINWGF0O3N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:17:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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