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    Item title reads - Marathon dancing. Wakemba tribes celebrate native holiday by dancing for twelve hours without rest at annual festival. Africa.

    M/S of a man with a feathered cap on his head. M/S of similarly dressed Africans with bands around their faces and chests. L/S as they stand in line and beat drums whilst dancing. M/S of one man banging the drum and blowing a whistle, the camera pans down to the drum and up again to them dancing. Various shots as they sway and dance on the spot.

    Intertitle - 'the 'half-day' dance is a bit hard on the babies.' M/S as women dance by moving their shoulders forwards and backwards, the babies jiggle about in pouches on their backs. M/S profile of one lady dancing with her baby on her back.

    Note: an orange tinted version exists.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    19912
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    428.19
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:16:00 / 01:40:01:00
    Canister:
    G 1237
    Sort Number:
    G 1237
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    Lifestyle & Culture
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    travel sport and leisure Modernity GUINEA Dominic Sanbrook
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