Tanganyika 1961

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    M/S of a cruise liner coming towards a harbour. Various shots of yachts sailing on the water of the harbour of Dar-es-Salaam at Tanzania (or Tanganyika) in Africa; men in shorts and girls in bikinis are seen on one of the yachts.

    M/S on the wharf showing porters carrying sacks and boxes. Various shots in the marketplace showing stalls of fruit, and a man cutting tobacco into little parcels. C/U of a pile of mangoes (?). M/Ss of a sisal plantation; hundreds of spiky-leaved plants beside the sea. A man is seen cutting the leaves off a plant; women arrange sisal fibres over hundreds of lines in a field. M/S and C/Us of two Masai warriors in traditional costume; beaded necklaces and earrings.

    L/S of a small plane (East African Airways) landing on a red earthy runway in the highlands. Nice M/S of several western tourists coming out of the plane. They climb in the back of a Land Rover with open sides, and are driven to a national park or game reserve. In a lake there we see some hippos bathing in the water (only eyes and ears seen!) while the tourists take photos and film with cine cameras. Another Land Rover is seen driving over a plain; tourists look through the open top to see a lion standing over it's kill (L/S). M/Ss of a lioness; a hyena.

    M/S of the clock tower at Arusha; commentator says the tower is precisely halfway between Cairo and the Cape of Good Hope. Other buildings in the town look quite modern. M/Ss of the market place; Africans carrying baskets on their heads; people examining fabrics; traders sitting on the ground with mats displaying their produce before them.

    M/S of a swimming pool (probably on the slopes of Mount Meru) as a girl dives in; some middle-aged westerners sit at a table with a beer and watch. M/S of a young couple in dressing gowns eating breakfast on their hotel balcony; the man looks through binoculars at the view; L/S of the countryside on the lower slopes of the mountains; lots of trees, then thinning out towards the coast (I think - it's a bit misty).

    M/Ss of a group of tourists setting out on a walk in shorts and walking boots; they walk past some exotic blossoms on a tree and off over a plain; some carry backpacks. M/S of two men stopping to take in the view; they look rather 'Englishman abroad' in their pullovers and woolly hats; one wears a cravat. L/S of Mount Kilimanjaro rising majestically into the clouds. Various shots of the snow covered mountains from the air, including brief M/S from behind the driver of our plane. Amazing shot of Kilimajaro's ice-crater in the sunshine.

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    01:21:40:00 / 01:26:15:00
    CP 333
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