• Short Summary

    Harold Macmillan at Victoria Falls, independence in Cameroon, and wedding in Bamibeke.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Focus on Africa.

    Various shots of Victoria Falls. M/S of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and his wife Dorothy with the rest of their party, they walk towards the Falls. The camera pans across Macmillan and his wife walking towards the Falls. L/S of Victoria Falls. Good shot of Victoria Falls with Macmillan watching in the foreground. M/S crowds outside airport building with name "Blantyre". M/S of Macmillan stepping off aircraft and being greeted by officials. Various shots of local demonstrators holding large banners, they are held back by police. C/U's of the banners which read: "No Doctor Banda, No Welcome", and "Better to be Dead than Federation". M/S's of police battling and clashing with the demonstrators.

    Intertitle - 'Cameroons' - Various shots of locals walking past the camera carrying drums, they are celebrating their independence. C/U of people wearing tribal headgear and brandishing spears and weapons. M/S man on horseback almost completely covered in white and surrounded by natives. C/U man covered in white cloth. M/S as procession gallops past the camera, others rush past brandishing spears. C/U of one man shouting. C/U man wearing tribal headgear blowing instrument, others blow long wind instruments. C/U native hands beating drums. M/S of people in tribal make-up wearing flat topped hats. C/U man beating drums. M/S three men dancing to the music. C/U women naked from waist up jumping to the rhythm of drums. C/U people shaking their almost bare bottoms to the rhythm of drums. M/S people dancing past camera.

    Various shots of native village in the Bamibeke area. M/S of canoes on bank of River Crique Bomono. A small boy runs along carrying a very small child. L/S of a policeman patrolling outside an official building. Various good shots of drunken locals in a bar. Various shots of a wedding in an evangelical church, the bride and groom look very serious. Various shots of the guests, C/U of man speaking. Various shots of locals dancing. M/S of Chief Lamido smoking cigarette. Various shots as Chief watches dancing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:10:00 / 01:20:12:00

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