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Description: A tour of the Tunisian city of Kairouan in the 1920s
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Clip #: AD-28-1
Length: 06:23
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1920s
Filmmaker: Rene Moreau
Region: Africa
Country: Tunisia
City: Kairouan
Subject: Traditional Costumes
Original: 35mm
Title card: "Kairouan / Kairwan": Film, Rene Moreau (Cinematographer) Kairouan, Tunisia Bedouins wearing robes & big hats (native culture, traditional culture, native dress). WS busy marketplace (Souk). Tunisians in native dress walking about marketplace, merchants selling goods. WS PAN Aghlabites Reservoir, Tunisian boy drinking from fountain in reservoir. 01:01:15:25 Great Mosque, Kairouan (Grand Mosque Djama El Kabir, Djama Sidi Okba) VS EXT mosque, TU minaret HA PAN Kairouan cityscape. VS courtyard of Great Mosque. PAN colonnade w/ Muslims walking around. TU large front doors, which close shut. 01:02:41:03 Kairouan, Tunisia VS EXT mosques w/ street scenes, Muslims w/ camels (Mosque of the Swords: Mosque of Sidi Amor Abbaba, Mosque of the three doors: Mosque of the three gates) Mosque of the Barber (Mosque Sidi Sahbi, Zaouia of Sidi Sahab, Barber's Mosque) TD minaret w/ Muslims walking past w/ cattle. Muslims walking through decorative vestibule. PAN ornate courtyard w/ colonnade. VS decorative tiles on walls. VS frieze panels (Islamic architecture). 01:04:34:18 Mosque of the Barber, Kairouan Muslim boys smoking cigarettes outside gate are caught by head master, who drags them off to be punished (juvenile delinquents, bad behavior). Koranic School, Mosque of the Barber. VS Muslim teacher sitting w/ group of children in mosque courtyard. Teacher caning young boy being held by laughing children (good shot, disciplining, discipline, bad behavior, punishment) Children & babies sitting on ground (holding dog & kittens?) VS female artisans weaving carpets on traditional, vertical loom. CU OS female artisan weaving. (good shots, weaving, textile manufacturing, Islamic handicrafts) 01:06:20:03

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