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    Wedding celebrations in Formosa.

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    Formosa, Argentina (?) "Formosa - ten thousand miles away - where the season's marriage is about to be celebrated." L/S of large number of men in traditional dress dancing around in a circle. C/U of their bare feet. "The Bride's attendants wear pretty ensembles." Men dance in a circle wearing large head dresses. More shots of the dancing.

    "I, Kal-a-to-nia, take thee, Tio-kan-du..." C/U of the bride drinking from a small cup. C/U of the groom doing the same. L/S of the villagers enjoying the celebrations in the open air. C/U of another couple drinking from the same cup. C/U of a sombre looking couple.

    "In Formosa, Grooms are men." Side view of a tribesman who holds a sword. "The happy couple built their own home." M/S of man carrying large branches and stacking them up against a wooden building. C/U of a woman smoking a large root - bizarre!

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 585.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:49:02:00 / 01:51:08:00
    EP 243

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