• Short Summary

    The architecture, busy streets and markets of Fez in Morocco.

  • Description

    L/S from a hill of the city of Fez in Morocco and mountains behind; a man in traditional white robes and red fez hat walks along in foreground; L/S of the gateway to the city; market stalls are seen in foreground, people milling about. M/S showing a corner section of the ornate gate, carved and patterned in blue on the cream-coloured stone. M/Ss of people walking along past the city wall and in through the ornate gate; we can see a market and buildings beyond.

    Various M/Ss of people and donkeys in the bustling narrow streets. M/Ss of a man in a street carrying a pair of scales with what looks like garlic cloves on them; a man washing his hands in a water fountain with mosaic pattern - he looks at the camera and smiles; a pedlar sitting in the street with some small sacks before him takes money from a woman in grey robes and yashmak; a man rides side-saddle up a street on a donkey.

    C/U of a patterned cup being filled at a water fountain, pan right to show a man in white robes and red fez hat drinking from it; M/S of him doing same. M/S of an ornately decorated and carved open air restaurant curved arches and a fountain in the centre; commentator says "Believe it or not, no chairs or tables to be seen, of course, because the customers sit on cushions on the ground"; some barefooted people walk past.

    M/S of a local man looking at baskets and sieves on a market stall. M/Ss and C/Us of a young girl (Gaye Ashwood? - according to shot list) trying on a long gold satin coat and red fez hat at a stall, while her mother, the stall-holder and a crowd of local people look on. M/Ss of buckets, urns and lanterns hanging at a stall as local people look at them. M/Ss of people walking up and down the narrow streets.

    Note: Nice footage of the market stalls and busy street scenes.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:51:00 / 01:24:27:00
    CP 289

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