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Description: 04:03:55:00 Addis Ababa VS lioned-maned chieftains wearing traditional clothing & holding rifles / shields. HA procession going down street past crowds of onlookers. Drummers playing drums as they ride donkeys. Armed soldiers marching in procession. HA royal car driving dignitaries through street. Mobs rushing streets & partaking in procession. Tribal horsemen riding horses. 04:06:20:17 Addis Ababa Tribal natives in tribal clothing holding lances (spears) & dancing. Natives wearing masks dancing. (great shot, native culture, tribal dancing) Musicians playing long flutes (embiltas) & trumpets (melekets) (good shots, traditional music, musical instruments) 04:07:32:05 Addis Ababa Crowds fighting & pushing. Tribal horsemen riding horses in field. Ethiopians wearing white holding rifles. LS PAN horses galloping on field. VS Selassie seated on throne watching events. 04:09:41:08 Addis Ababa VS processions of Ethiopians in traditional & tribal clothing on field, people carrying signs & banners, some riding donkeys / horses. Selassie sitting on throne. Tribal horsemen carrying lances as they ride. VS LA crowds of Ethiopians in traditional clothing walking past. CU Selassie wearing plumed hat. 04:11:36:16
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Clip #: AD-30-2
Length: 19:24
Year: 1930
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
City: Addis Ababa
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1930s, travelogues, Abyssinia, Africa, Africans, Europeans, Americans, government personnel, military, guns, firearms, horseback riding, musicians, natives, native people, processions, processional, parades, royalty, emperors, kings, Yahager Lebse, Generals, native clothing, national dress, Shamma Shawls, togas, cloaks, tricorns, inaugurations, religious ceremony, ceremonies, diplomacy, ambassadors, Giorgis Cathedral, Catherine Fairbanks, Mrs Jacoby, wives, wife, international, Archbishop His Holiness Abuna Kyrillos, horse drawn carriages, royal coaches, drumming, drums, Azmaris, masenko, masinko, masinqo, massaneqo, minstrels, musical instruments, Prince Makonnen Duke of Harrar, chiefs, tribes, Oriental Orthodoxy, Orthodox Christianity, Oromo horsemen, clergy, Coptic Christian, Greek General Metaxis, Egyptian Prime Minister Muhammad Taqfiq Nasim Pasha, Marshal Franchet d'Esperey, Italian Rear Admiral Prince Udine, cameramen, photographers, filmmakers, fights, crowns, crosses, coronations, handshakes

Notes:
Travelogue from 1930 filmed in Ethiopia (Abyssinia), which features footage of Addis Ababa leading up to, during, and after the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I (which took place on November 2nd, 1930). Various foreign diplomats and dignitaries in attendance at the coronation ceremony and walking in processions. Extensive footage of the coronation ceremony & rituals. Selassie and his son Prince Makonnen watching horse races & riding in royal carriages. 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. Rows of soldiers marching through the streets.

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