North African Market Town 1948

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    British Instructional Films Ltd Presents A Classroom Film.

    Marrakech, Morocco, Africa. Rooftops. Atlas mountains. Prison? Street scenes. Donkeys carrying goods and people. Women wearing the traditional yashmak (or yashmac). A busy market. Buses are crammed with people and produce. Camels. Child walks along. Narrow streets with rush mats stretched across. Bazaars and souks. Rails of clothes in a souk are featured. Pots and pans hanging up are shown. Spice seller with his spices laid out in piles on a newspaper. Money changes hands with stall owners. China seller. Bread seller. "Doctors" selling animal hides and jackal teeth. Beggars. Oranges. Cakes are cooked in oil. C/U of young girl. Snake charmer. Cobra. Many people watch the snake charming act. Young boy dances and pulls faces. Grain market. Elderly men bargaining. Nice C/Us of faces. Women walk with babies on their backs carrying heavy loads on their heads. Sacks of grain piled high.

    Note: some very nicely shot C/Us of faces and general market scenes. See also Marrakech - Desert Paradise" which shares much of the visual material. Seems that material from "North African Market Town reedited and soundtrack added to become "Marrakech - Desert Paradise".

    Some shots are unique to each film. Image quality seems better in other film.

    Several negs and several prints exist.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1948
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    71057
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1697.04
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:08:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:19:00 / 01:32:54:00
    Canister:
    DOCS
    Sort Number:
    DOCS
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Documentaries
    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
    Morocco 1930s - 1940s
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
If you are a Producer and have seen some footage you wish to include in your film, please contact us.
laurelhardy
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope

Related Videos

Hide
'heigh Ho' Come To The Fair

'heigh Ho' Come To The Fair

Nice footage of the Mitcham Fair, Greater London.

Diphtheria Trailer

Diphtheria Trailer

Parents are urged to get their children immunised against Diptheria; sorry tale of Alfie helps.

'copter Doctor

'copter Doctor

Demonstration of mobile operating theatre in Germany.

Mobile X-Ray Unit - France 1939

Mobile X-Ray Unit - France 1939

Mobile X-ray unit in France - 1939.

Operation

Operation

A patient is prepared for an operation on their eye.

Asian Doctor England

Asian Doctor England

Asian Doctor and receptionist with patients.

Stage Scenes - Various

Stage Scenes - Various

Actors performing various stage / film scenes.

Plastic Lung

Plastic Lung

A new plastic lung demonstrated.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen