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    Great Britain

    Natives of the Mashona tribe build a hut from wooden poles, grass and mud, and a family is then seen at home.

     
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    Great Britain

    Two seamen, just off a ship, are involved in transmitting a package with the proceeds of a robbery. The smuggler manages to clear the innocent one of blame and surrenders to the police.

     
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    THIS MODERN AGEGreat Britain

    Report on problems of population and labour in Hong Kong. This Modern Age Series no. 34

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    Ceremony of the handing over of Somaliland which is to be administered once again by Italy under United Nations trusteeship. The British flag is lowered and the Italian raised.

     
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    USA

    In 1897 Africa, a famous guide agrees to help a woman and her brother search for her husband in unknown territory they find the skeleton in the mines, and are rescued from a wild native.

    This adaptation of H. Rider Haggard’s  ...
     
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    Great Britain

    Set in Africa just after the Boer war, tells of the journey of four men into the African bush, in search of hidden diamonds.

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Two natives of Southern Rhodesia chop down a tree and make a dug-out canoe from a section of the trunk. A finished canoe is then seen on the Zambezi.

     
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    THIS MODERN AGEGreat Britain

    A general review of Malaya, which seems to be a double battleground, containing a fight against Communism and a struggle to unite its diverse races into one, po litical economic nation.

     
  • EAST AFRICAN COLLEGE
    Great Britain

    Shot in Uganda, this film deals with the activities of Makerere College, which provides higher education for Africans from all over East Africa, as shown through the experiences of a typical female student.

    The film opens with shots ...

     
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    Rhodesia

    The control of bilharzia and malaria in Rhodesia.

     
  • FROM CANE TO CUBE
    Great Britain

    An industrial process film for Tate and Lyle, showing the growth and processing of sugar cane, from the fields of Jamaica to the factories of London.

    Introduced with the animated image of Mr Cube announcing 'Mr Cube Presents', the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A film on the Gold Coast [Ghana], including a record of the 1946 Ashanti Durbar at Kumase.

    RL.1 The town and port of Accra. 200 miles inland, the town of Kumase, capital of Ashanti. Mixture of African and European ...

     
  • SPOTLIGHT ON THE COLONIES
    Great Britain

    "This is a brief survey of progress made by the British Government in helping forty separate colonial territories to raise their standards and increase their wealth. After a summary of past difficulties - diseases that killed people and ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A look at Tanganyika, later Tanzania. Re-edited in 1961 into TANGANYIKA STORY.

     
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    SMALLPOX 1950 enhanced entry

    Nigeria

    Dramatised propaganda film, in which a villager refuses to be vaccinated by the visiting sanitary inspector and contracts smallpox.

    'Alabi, a young man, refuses to be vaccinated by the Sanitary Inspector. A few days later he goes to visit ...

     
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    THIS MODERN AGEGreat Britain

    The claims made by South Africa on the protectorates of Bechuanaland, Basutoland and Swaziland.

    The film begins by offering a historical consideration of the three territories. First, Bechuanaland, which is 'mostly ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Kenya. The work of District teams in combatting disease and increasing food supplies. Town refuse and animal manure are made into valuable compost (instead of providing breeding grounds for flies). Shows the use of compost in growing ...

     
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    Kenya

    A celebration of the granting of a Royal Charter to the City of Nairobi, Kenya.

    "The City Council of Nairobi presents Kenya Capital". (27). Credits (78). Sir Richard Woodley, the Charter Mayor, seated at a desk relates the history of Nairobi ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Tinted titles. "1B Tulun and Mohammed" "Ali Mosques" "Citadel. Dervishes" "Pyramids. Sphinx" "Luxor, Karnak and Thebes" - street scenes taken from rickshaw. "The Colossi of Memnon" "Assouan - Nile steamer to Abu-Simbel" "Wadi-Halfa" "Sudan ...

     
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    TEMBA 1950

    Great Britain, South Africa

    Advertising film. Shows the life of an African family in the Transvaal.

     
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    Great Britain

    A Ugandan family re-organizes itself to increase its output of murram (hard gravel) blocks.

    The film opens with a shot of blocks and then shows an African man working on their production in a small hole in the ground. With his wife ...

     
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    TSETSE 1950

    SECRETS OF LIFEGreat Britain

    INTEREST. Tsetse fly and attempts to curb its effect in Africa.

    Credits (40). General views of African scrubland south of the Sahara - cattle grazing (92). Herdsman with herd (108). Native men and children in ...

     
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    Nigeria

    Coverage of the council elections in Lagos in October 1950.

     
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    INTERNATIONAL REVIEWGreat Britain, USA

    No titles. Colonial visitors attend a festival/exhibition in Britain. LS line of colonial visitors, mainly Africans and Asians. At the head of the queue is a Nigerian (16). MS of the Nigerian seated and smiling ...

     
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    Rhodesia

    Travel film on the Southern end of Lake Tanganyika and the famous Kalambo Falls.

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    Seretse Khama is seen arriving in a flying boat at Southampton with his wife and child. He is starting his five year exile from Bechuanaland. It is reported that before leving Africa, Seretse came to an agreement with ...

     
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    JAMAICA II 1950

    Great Britain

    Amateur footage featuring Noel Coward in Jamaica.

     
  • NAIROBI

    NAIROBI 1950 has video enhanced entry

    Great Britain

    Travelogue of everyday life in Nairobi, Kenya, concluding with the ceremony granting the town the status of a city.

    A British voiceover outlines the development of Nairobi - 'today in this once barren land stands Nairobi, capital of ...

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    No. 68 Photographic Squadron, which has been redrawing the map of Africa, moves all its men and equipment by air to Nairobi.

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    Botswanan politician, Khama, is allowed to return for five days, from exile, because his wife is expecting a baby.

    [Son of the Bamangwato chief Sekoma II (died 1925), Khama studied law in the UK and married an ...

     
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    KIM 1950 enhanced entry

    USA

    The orphan son of a British soldier, after being given a message for a British secret agent in India, is trained to spy and completes a mission before going to school.

    Adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s 1900 novel, Kim was ...

     
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    TELEVISION NEWSREELGreat Britain

    Shows clearing and harvesting scenes at Kongwa linked with developments in ground nuts scheme.

     
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    Morrison Collection

    (1) Ocean voyage home from Pateau in 1939 in M.V. Accra. with visits to Maderia which show the local scenery and people

    (2) Morrison family picnic at the lakeside of Jekko Hydro-electric Dam with rowing boat trip. 1950 ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Travel Film of Central Africa.

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. John's High School, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 1954-55 and was senior music and art teacher at Chisipile, ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Film of The Kruger National Park in South Africa; Wankie Reserve (now Hwange Park); and The Victoria Falls in Southern Rhodesia.

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. John's High School, ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Flowers, shrubs and trees of Rhodesia showing their flowering seasons; city scenes and parks; wildlife in the bush.

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. John's High School, ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Aspects of African life in Basutoland.

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. John's High School, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 1954-55 and was senior music and art teacher at Chisipile, ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Views of Zanzibar

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. John's High School, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 1954-55 and was senior music and art teacher at Chisipile, Salisbury, Southern ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Views of Vumba, Southern Rhodesia; mountain scenery, and the National Park of Southern Rhodesia including the ruins of the old city of Zimbabwe.

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. ...

     
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    Knowles Collection

    Views of Inyanga Eastern Districts (Southern Rhodesia) and Tanganyika.

    Production / Donor Details: Miss Theresa Cunningham Knowles taught music at St. John's High School, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 1954-55 and was senior ...

     
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    The Tait Collection

    8 reels. 1. The Tait children with deer.

    2. Scenes in Malaya.

    3. The Tait boys in the garden in Malaya.

    4. Holiday picnic by waterside in Scotland(?).

    5. A christening in the U.K.

    6. Time in the ...

     
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    Golding Collection

    1. Views of game in Tanganyika.

    2. Dambuilding in Nzega and tribal 'turnout', Tanganyika. 1956-1958.

    3. Nzega Agricultural Show, Tanganyika.

    4. Film of Nzega District Agricultural Show (Wannamwezi Tribe).

    5. ...

     
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    Rhodesia Collection

    Documenting the African bee, native traditional bee keepers and the bee-keeping industry in Africa.

    Production / Donor Details: The Rhodesia Collection was donated by the journal Rhodesians Worldwide and contains ...

     
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    Gaskell Collection

    Film shows the work of the small village pottery at Naraguta, a few miles outside Jos, Plateau Province. The pots are made, fired and taken to market for sale. A family buys a pot and takes it home for use.

    Production / Donor ...

     
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    GB

    The training and work of the Royal Naval Air Service.

    Over shots of a dinghy sailing race among moored warships, the commentary speaks of the importance of airpower in modern naval training. The film then provides a ...

     
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    GB

    Government information film on East Africa.

    A brief historical survey introduces the foreign racial elements - Arab, European and Indian - while characterising the natives as "sometimes delightful, but sometimes ...

     
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    GB

    Programme intended to prompt discussion on East African affairs.

    A map of the area introduces a brief demographic and economic survey - active manpower is the region's main economic asset. The process of change can ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Major William Rhodes James while serving with the 1st Battalion 6th Gurkha Rifles in Malaya during the early period of the Malayan Emergency, from August 1948, aiding the civil power and supporting the ...