Religious Fete In Sicily 1935

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    Sicily, Italy

    Title card reads: "Religious Fete in Sicily - Traditional "Re-Union" ceremony at Caltagirone"

    WS. Pan across Sicilian countryside outside Caltagirone. LS. View of the town showing one of it's hill tops. WS. Pan across roof tops. WS. Rooftops. LS. Angle of the church bell tower with the bell tolling.

    WS. A large effigy of the Apostle St. Peter. WS. Effigy of Christ resurrected surrounded by crowds WS. The effigy of St. Peter having seen the Christ resurrected runs through the streets to tell the Virgin Mary. MS. Crowds watching from balconies. LS. Giant Effigy of the Virgin Mary hurrying through the crowds. LS. Crowds waving from a window. WS. The effigy of the Virgin and Christ Resurrected meet surrounded by crowds to form a reunion tableaux the effigy of Mary sheds her cape.

    WS. Effigy of Christ. WS. The effigy of Mary goes down on one knee. WS. Pan down a street filled with hundreds of people waving handkerchiefs to acknowledge the success of the ceremony. WS. Streets and houses full of people. The effigies go their separate ways at the end of the ceremony. LS. People packed into the window and on the balcony of a house. WS. The effigies surrounded by crowds.

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    British Pathé
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    01:32:02:00 / 01:33:11:00
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    Ethno Festivals Feb 2014
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