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Description: 01:00:08:20 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Car POV TRACKING SHOT past fields w/ low trees. PAN lush grassland field w/ trees. PAN Ethiopians in traditional clothing sitting near field. Ethiopians in traditional clothing walking through village streets. Emperor Haile Selassie I & King Carol II of Romania standing next to each other saluting. Row of Ethiopian soldiers in uniform. Car POV procession / motorcade going down dirt road past soldiers standing at attention. Car POV soldiers mounted on horseback following processional. 01:01:02:24 Addis Ababa VS Ethiopians wearing traditional clothing. MS Ethiopian musician playing the krar (lyre). CU PAN hand strumming krar to fingers plucking strings (good shots, traditional music, folk music, instruments, musicians). WS LS busy & crowded Ethiopian city area. Crowd of Ethiopians watching as Caucasian cameraman sets up camera for shot. VS Ethiopians carrying bundles of logs through crowded streets. Group of Ethiopian men in traditional clothing. VS men conversing. Headshots of Ethiopians (good shots, native cultures, traditional culture) 01:02:33:27 Addis Ababa Ethiopian woman w/ parasol kissing soldier on cheek (good shot). VS WS Ethiopians in traditional clothing sitting, some women carrying parasols. Sword merchant showing goods to soldiers. Ethiopian man modeling white shawl (great shot, traditional clothing, traditional culture). Ethiopians running through the streets carrying bundles of logs. 01:03:32:20 Addis Ababa LS Ethiopian men unfurling carpet. LS covered Equestrian statue of Emperor Menelik II in Menelik II Square, head of statue poking out of cover. WS row of soldiers in uniform standing at attention. Soldiers w/ rifles raised in salute. Crowds of Ethiopians, many carrying rifles. LS crowds near soldiers who stand at attention. VS crowds near covered up statue. Crowds in the streets as procession of soldiers goes marching past. ECU Ethiopian flag waving. 01:04:54:16 Addis Ababa Foreign diplomats / dignitaries (American Special Ambassador Herman Murray Jacoby) leaving building waiting for cars to arrive. Brigadier General William W Harts getting into escorted car w/ Herman Murray Jacoby & other dignitaries & driving off. Row of armed soldiers raising guns in salute (good shot). General & dignitaries walking down steps & climbing into escorted car, which drives off. VS diplomats / dignitaries getting into cars (including Herman Murray Jacoby & Brigadier General William W Harts). Car of foreign dignitaries driving past rows of soldiers w/ rifles raised in salute. Row of armed soldiers lowering guns from salute position & being at ease. 01:06:19:17 Addis Ababa MS Ethiopian men in traditional clothing smiling at CAM. VS coronation of Emperor Selassie & Empress Menen, who are both crowned & sit on open-air throne (very blurry and hard to see: heads in the way)...
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Clip #: AD-25
Length: 25:54
Year: 1930
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
City: Addis Ababa
Subject: Traditonal Costumes
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
French, Americans, branches, children, dirt roads, airplanes, animals, livestock, donkeys, mules, burros, horses, fields, flags, government personnel, military, guns, firearms, handshakes, horseback riding, looms, textiles, maps, musicians, native people, processions, processional, statues, top hats, train stations, trains, umbrellas, villages, landscapes, grasslands, royalty, emperors, kings, Azmari musicians, Yahager Lebse, Generals, Negusa Negasti, Harari, Gey Usu, native clothing, Shamma Shawls, togas, cloaks, Kabba, inaugurations, diplomacy, ambassadors, highlands, international, coronations" " Travelogue from 1930 filmed in Ethiopia (Abyssinia), which features footage of Addis Ababa leading up to and just after the inauguration of Emperor Haile Selassie I (which took place on November 2nd, 1930). Various foreign diplomats and dignitaries riding in cars and socializing, including American Special Ambassador Herman Murray Jacoby and French General Louis Franchet d'Esperey. Emperor Haile Selassie I & King Carol II of Romania standing next to each other saluting. Crowds rejoicing on city streets and watching festivities. Excellent shots of people of the region dressed in traditional clothing (shawls, cloaks), some with rifles and shields. Tribal native chieftains garbed in lion manes, carrying lances and shields, and riding horses. Examples of traditional Ethiopian culture (such as weaving) & music. Rows of soldiers standing at attention and marching through the streets. Rare footage of prominent Addis Ababa statues unveiled for the coronation, such as the Equestrian statue of Emperor Menelik II and the Trinity Star Monument, which was ordered dismantled by Mussolini in October of 1936. Footage from the mountainous highlands of the Northeast, with landscapes of lush and fertile fields and farmers with herds.

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