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Description: Burton Holmes travelogue from the 1930's showing scenes of daily life in Ethiopia and a military parade for Emperor Haile Selassie.

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Clip #: TFA-243A
Length: 15:43
Year: 1942
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Burton Holmes
Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
City: Addis Ababa
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1930s, Ethiopia, cover of "Combined European and American History Atlas" published by Denoyer Geppert Company, book opening, "European History Atlas” title page, map of Africa with arrow pointing to Ethiopia, crowd gathered around people dancing, only railroad into Ethiopia which begins at Djibouti in French Somaliland, Franco-Ethiopian Railway, train pov rural landscape, trees lined along railroad tracks, people seated and walking along railroad tracks, Harra Providence, cattle, horses and donkeys near huts, man weaving on loom, potter making pot, pottery, boy holding baby goat, woman preparing food on stone slab, men stacking and pressing straw / hay into bales, Addis Ababa, street scenes, pedestrians in traditional clothing, switchboard operators, pack camels walking on street, market, men using sewing machines, pack animals, policeman directing traffic of cars, animals and pedestrians, policemen pushing people, women holding parasols and carrying sacks on their backs, men carrying straw / hay, men carrying various large items through streets, Haile Selassie’s army, soldiers carrying rifles and running through street, native soldiers riding horseback, military marching band, military parade, soldiers marching on street, Haile Selassie walking as man holds parasol over him, Haile Selassie seated on throne next to boy, native soldiers in traditional dress and headdresses holding rifles on their shoulders, native warriors, native men racing horseback, native soldiers on foot and riding horseback carrying rifles and traditional weapons, Haile Selassie dressed in ceremonial attire


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