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Ethiopia - Empire on a Mountain
Description: Educational film about Ethiopia which discusses its history, geography, agriculture, social structure and role of the Coptic Church, as it falls under the strict control of Emperor Haile Selassie.
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Clip #: TFA-257A
Length: 18:40
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1960s
Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
1960s, Ethiopia, rugged landscape, mountains, stone obelisks, Obelisk of Axum, stone fragments, castles, ruins, Portuguese influence, boy herding donkeys, men working in agricultural field, crops, harvesting, farming, tenant farmers, peasants, woman and girl leading cow and calf outside hut, woman milking cow grooming calf while girl holds onto calf and watches, Province of Kaffa, coffee production industry, men sorting coffee beans on mat, woman and child brewing coffee with beans being roasted and then ground in mortar and pestle, child handing cup of coffee to man who takes sip, adults and children eating and drinking, farmer securing sack of coffee onto donkey and traveling to town, town street scenes, pedestrians, airplane flying over town, children looking up and pointing, farmer leading donkey carrying sack of coffee through town, farmer and men unloading sack of coffee from donkey at mill, coffee mill workers, workers loading sacks of coffee onto truck, truck carrying coffee with workers riding on top driving over stone bridge, truck pov driving on road in mountainous region, truck driving on mountain road, people traveling back from market walking up mountain, mountainous region, Lake Tana, fisherman in canoe, ferry boat, Blue Nile Waterfalls, Blue Nile River, Nile River annual flooding, road and bridge over Nile River leading to Addis Ababa, street scenes, gari horse drawn cart, cow crossing road, streets congested with traffic and pedestrians, Addis Merkato, open-air market, boys selling textiles to man in car, people carrying large loads on their heads, melding of religions, mosque, Great Anwar Mosque, people praying, Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, construction, Ethiopian Parliament Building, foreign influence, “Votre Beaute” beauty shop, woman pointing to photos in beauty magazine, Ethiopian women having hair styled in modern fashion, political ceremony, military band, Emperor Haile Selassie seated on throne, Ethiopian Coptic Church, Coptic cross, pilgrims praying, priests, religious art, religious celebration, incense burners, priests / worshippers carrying liturgical parasols and Coptic cross, guard opening gate, Selassie sitting on throne with boys sitting nearby and shaking hands with various men, Amharas, Amhara wedding reception, bride and groom in Western bridal attire, singer and musicians playing traditional instruments, bride and groom clinking glasses together in celebratory toast, educational system of church, children marching outside church, farmer, peasant, child herding livestock, aerial varied topography

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