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Description: A tour of the Seychelles, Zanzibar, and Mombasa in the 1930's. picturesque view of island beach mountains and boats. people walk drop tropical jungle beach country road with palm trees. PAN across beach with large boulders and straw hut village PAN acroos large gathering of Seychelles natives all dressed in white and talking and happy. CU men in karge hats smiling. wild dancing. man with top hat and cane. ballroom type dancing. pan from beautiful country road to idyllic palm tree lined beach three men in pith helmets and suits shake hands with the son of the Sultan of Zanzibar in fez and colorful robe. he smiles and speaks. Palace of the Sultan and government administartion building. people walking on narrow town street with shops, women in burkhas. busy marketplace with shops. muslim men wearinf turbans. man with grinding machine. Man leads donkey cart with wood through market. child wearing fez hat hold mothers hand. Arab man waering turban seated on ground. shops with signs and cafe CU elephant statue. Men riding elephants with babies through jungle. elephants grazing and walking through shallow river. two african native women in straw market. primitive grinding flour mill is turned by camel. Muslim Ramadam festival. men with straw headdresses primitive indigenous dance wildly shaking heads and sticks. native men with painted faces gyrate. women with beads and colorful dresses wiggle and swivel hips in slow motion. native musicians play musical instruments and bang drums with hands. women dance in row and do primitive twist
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Clip #: TFA-52D
Length: 8:29
Year: 1934
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Region: Africa
Original: 16mm
James A Fitzpatrick Traveltalk map of Indian ocean Seychelles beach jungle canoe natives locals dancing with top hat Zanzibar City harbor sultan palace city street market machine grinding donkey cart downtown street ivory elephant statue elephants with riders Mombasa Kenya market camel running mill Ramadan dance tribal

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius and Réunion to the south, Comoros and Mayotte to the southwest, and the Suvadives of the Maldives to the northeast. Seychelles has the smallest population of any sovereign state of Africa. Zanzibar is part of the East African republic of Tanzania. It consists of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25�50 km (15�30 mi) off the coast off the mainland. There are numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, informally referred to as "Zanzibar"), and Pemba. Zanzibar was once a separate state with a long trading history within the Arab world; it united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania, and still enjoys a high degree of autonomy within the union. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City, and its old quarter, known as Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site. Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian Ocean. It has a major port and an international airport. The city is the centre of the coastal tourism industry. The original Arabic name is Manbasa; in Swahili it is called Kisiwa Cha Mvita (or Mvita for short), which means "Island of War", due to the many changes in its ownership. The town is also the headquarters of Mombasa District which, like most other districts in Kenya, is named after its chief town.

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