Zanzibar Elections 1961

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    Zanzibar.

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    Various shots, good street scene in Zanzibar, Darajani Street looking to Gulioni Street. Good shots of Portuguese Street one of the narrowest streets in Zanzibar. LS. Man touching up an emblem on a coastal dhow. Good shots, loading coastal dhows at Zanzibar dhow wharf. Good CUs. taken in Women's section of a Polling Booth at Malindi in Zanzibar Township. Various shots taken in Men's section of a Polling Booth at Malindi. Various shots of Sheikh Ali Mohsin, leader of the Zanzibar Nationalist Party, outside the party's headquarters drinking coffee and talking to his followers for last minute briefing. He is also seen talking to Mohamed Abubaker who was his first school teacher. Various shots, including CUs. of the Vice-President of the Zanzibar and Pemba People's Party, Mr. Ameri Tajo, with Aba Leil Mbwana another candidate of the a party (in cap and suit) and some followers of the party outside their H.Q. CU. The emblem of the Zanzibar Nationalist Party, a cockerel stencilled on the wall outside the Party's H.Q. MS. Street scene, showing typical Zanzibar hamali cart outside the H.Q. GV. Portuguese street in Malindi. Pan down from narrow roofs of Portuguese Street down to street. LS. Portuguese Street, with Indian women in saris. MS. Children buying from fruit seller in Portuguese Street. Good panning shot of Arab dhows in Zanzibar dhow harbour. CUs. as ornate doors are closed by Arab and he leaves by smaller door. LS. an arched road way under the Muslin Academy with Baitel Ajaib (the Secretarial and the Sultan's Palace in b.g. Various shots of Mr. Abed Amani Karune, the President of the Afro Shirazi Party, addressing his followers at the last political meeting before the actual elections at Mpakani, pan on to women supporters raising right hands and shouting "Uhura" (freedom). CUs. of Mr. Abed Amani Karune, pan to women supporters shouting "Uhuru". MSs. CU. Arabs waiting to cast their votes outside the Malindi Polling station. good close-ups of women's queue outside Polling Station, all the women in purdah (screening women from men). Various shots of very long queue CUs. of shepherd, who is so shy he hides behind an umbrella. Various shots of women waiting to vote, dressed in very colourful robes, with their babies strapped to them. Various shots, as passengers from a visiting liner admire and sample coconuts. MSs. Picking cloves from a tree (man's shirt so ripped it's hanging off him). CUs. Hands holding cloves.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    86052
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3010.02
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    Black & White
    Duration
    00:08:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:01:00 / 01:09:48:00
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    UN 3455 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 3455 A
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