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    Malaya

    Government film reviewing the year, 1959.

    Catalogue coverage. Royal tour of Brunei. Tunku Abdul Rahman, one of Asia's "most enlightened leaders", visits the Philippines.Tun Abdul Razak becomes PM. Emergency ...

     
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    ADEN 1959

    THIS WEEK [ITV/Rediffusion, 1956-68]Great Britain

    TV Coverage of Aden. Prefer to be British? Shots of Ports and Ships.

     
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    ADEN 1959

    THIS WEEK [ITV/Rediffusion, 1956-68]Great Britain

    TV coverage of Aden in 1959.

     
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    Rhodesia

    Standard tourist film about the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland.

     
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    Great Britain

    Tribal life in Kenya; local religions; educational, medical and other activities of the Methodist Church.

     
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    GB

    AKC News Parade film No.323, 13 April 1959; including visit of Prince Philip to Christmas Island; floods in Madagascar; the journey of US nuclear submarine USS Skate to the North Pole, and the scattering of the ashes of the Australian explorer, Sir ...

     
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    GB

    I. MS sequence as HMS Eastbourne (F.73) leaves Portsmouth, heading out towards Spithead. Whirlwind anti-submarine helicopter, minesweeper HMS Killiekrankie (M.1128), and a small motor vessel, Jato, also appear on screen.

    II. Squid ATW. MCU of ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur. People on beach. Locals fishing.

     
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    Rhodesia

    The work of the Zambesi valley game rangers, the effects of lake Kariba and its dam on wildlife and "Operation Noah".

     
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    Great Britain

    An account of a typical days work by an English policeman in a provincial city - Leicester.

     
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    USA

    Hong Kong and port seen through the eyes of a typical New Yorker.

     
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    Baekeland Collection

    A film of a safari from Isiolo in the Northern Frontier District of Kenya across Chalbi desert to North Horr(?). 2 Landrovers with police radio equipment to keep in touch with outside world.

     
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    Nigeria

    ACTUALITY. Local chieftains at an official function in Nigeria.

     
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    COFFEE 1959

    EAST AFRICA'S EXPANDING INDUSTRIESGreat Britain

    The history of coffee-growing and a detailed description of the coffee industry in East Africa.

    First shown in Nairobi in March 1959, the film was made on location throughout East Africa, including ...

     
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    Great Britain

    The tour of H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh to India, Pakistan, Sarawak, Singapore, North Borneo, Hong Kong, the Solomon, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Christmas Island, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Northern Line Islands.

     
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    COTTON 1959

    EAST AFRICA'S EXPANDING INDUSTRIESGreat Britain

    The growing processing and weaving of cotton from East Africa.

     
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    Cleave Collection

    Scenes - mostly in Moroto - of living in Karamoja, Uganda.

    Includes: building Morotochurch; a 'barazza' (meeting with tribesmen) in Rupa, a settlement at the foot of mount Moroto; the bi-weekly Moroto bus (the only public ...

     
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    Cleave Collection

    A record of life in the District HQ of Karamoja Distrcit, Uganda, 1958 - 60. Edited. Personal film, but also show this remote station, the housing, office and dukas (shops), activities like refuse collection and the station farm, ...

     
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    Nigeria

    The Emir's palace and town street scenes in Zaria, Nigeria

     
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    Nigeria

    Procession involving the Etsu of Nupe; shots of life in the town of Bida, Nigeria

     
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    A travelogue taking the form of a car journey through the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

    A car with luggage on its roof passes a sign saying 'Welcome to Bulawayo' as the voiceover emphasises the development of the city 'in the seventy ...

     
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    Rhodesia

    Outlining farming methods in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and highlighting in particular the importance of rainfall.

    The film opens with a shot of an African on a tractor, but then focuses predominantly on the experiences of ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    News From Nyasaland - Queen's birthday celebrations, visit to tea factory, Sir Robert Armitage at Lake Nyasa.

    Up Here From Down Under - Australian trade mission.

    The Broken Hill Festival - ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Their Excellencies Travel North - the Dalhousies tour Eastern Province of N. Rhodesia.

    International Horse Jumping - Portuguse state visit sees Mozambique do well.

    New Tyre Factory in Bulawayo - ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    News from Nyasaland - new archbishop, Lord and Lady Armitage return from London.

    Employment for Young Africans - Bulawayo African youth employment centre.

    Passing out Parade - Dalhousie inspects ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Richsha Stops Traffic.

    Children's Home for Broken Hill - Welensky opens.

    Model Husbands - annual display of Mashoualand model club.

    Durban's Mayor Pays a Visit.

    Currie Cup Triumph For ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Flying Club's New Premises - Welensky opens.

    Salute to Miss Federation - Miss Kitwe wins.

    New Type of Ranching - Chinchilla.

    Salisbury Agricultural Show.

    Spotlight on the Loreto Mission ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Act Of Faith - building of Catholic church.

    Art in the Open Air - Salisbury art club.

    Surrey vs Rhodesia - cricket.

    Snakes Alive - reptile garden near Kitwe.

    Linkup at Kariba - ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    The Roving Spotlight - Bulawayo trade fair, CAA flight to Kariba, Limbi art exhibition.

    News from the Kafue Polder.

    Fine French Tapestries - exhibition.

    100 Years at Inyati - re-enactment of ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Governor's Cup at Zomba - horse racing.

    Mr. Savanhu in Hawaii.

    Veterans of the Road - Mashoualand vintage car rally.

    It's in the Bag - quiz winner gets a holiday courtesy of CAA. (Central ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Golf Date in Limbe. Paramount Chief Tours S. Rhodesia - chief of Barotseland visits Kariba, Salisbury, Wankie hospital.

    Forestry Experts Swap Ideas - meeting in Ndola.

    Progress on the Kyle Dam ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Christmas in the Federation.

    Youth Ambassadress Visits Nyasaland.

    Yotham Muleya laid to rest - athlete.

    More Power for Blantyre.

    Overhead Railway "Pneuways".

    The Comet Comes Back ...

     
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    FEDERAL SPOTLIGHTCentral African Federation

    Just the Man for the Job - Welensky visits a cement factory in Nyasaland.

    Prize Day at St. Andrews - Blantyre.

    Pax Park is Opened for Girl Guides.

    Spotlight on Mufulira - scenes in the mine, ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    An introduction to the modernised HMS Victorious and her air group.

    Impressive statistics about Britain's "latest aircraft carrier", and a guide to the geography of the ship - bridge, remote ...

     
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    FOOTBALL 1959

    GB

    Short documentary about the game of football.

    Opening with Cup Final (Wolves 3, Leicester 1), film shows football being played in backstreets, at school and by amateur teams, including Chinese and Nigerian visitors. ...

     
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    Nigeria

    A study of Northern Nigeria as it prepares for self-government.

    The commentator introduces Africa as the 'continent of the future' before he outlines, through a map, the different regions of Nigeria. First, the film highlights the ...

     
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    POST-WAR NAVAL OPERATIONSGB

    I. Families Day, Portsmouth, 1 May, 1959. HA as guests arrive by launch and onboard the dockyard tug Grinder. The spectators crowd the island as the Sea Hawk FGA.6s of 801 Squadron make a mass start. Visitors watch a dive- ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Travelogue on Hong Kong.

     
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    ARMCHAIR THEATREGreat Britain

    When the daughter of a trade union organiser announces her relationship with a black man, the revelation exposes deep prejudice and hidden conflicts in her family.

    This television play, part of the 'Armchair Theatre' ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur film shot by Group-Captain Hugh Verity shows English Electric Canberra B.6. at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire, before aerial and ground views of airfields en route to and from Singapore: Akrotiri (Cyprus), Bahrain, Karachi Civil, Katunayake ( ...

     
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    GB

    Amateur Army film intended to illustrate some of the methods used in dealing with EOKA terrorists in Cyprus. A British vehicle-mounted patrol demonstrates the correct counter-ambush drill, forcing the ambushers to quickly retreat. A tracker team ...

     
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    Central African Federation

    The Central African Scouts Jamboree, April 1959.

     
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    KARIBA 1959

    Rhodesia

    The building of the Kariba dam.

     
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    Deals with the mission of an engineer who has to build a railway in the African jungles aftet two of his colleagues have gone missing.

    Backed by Columbia since 1953, Irving Allen and Albert (Cubby) Broccoli’s Warwick Film Productions ...

     
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    King Collection

    European families enjoying cricket and swimming. European family in bush and by a water hole catching fish. A farewell parade for a local European dignitary.

    Production / Donor Details: Mr King served with the Bechuanaland ...

     
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    King Collection

    A visit to the Molepolole Lion Sanctuary, with shots of cubs and a tame monkey. Also a visit by the High Commissioner to a local village: his arrival in a small Air force plane, his tour of the village with local dignitaries, and his ...

     
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    Deals with developments in Qatar, an ancient sheikhdom in the Persian Gulf which is largely desert. Shows how Doha, the capital city is being largely rebuilt.