• Short Summary

    A REMOTE NORTHERN TRIBE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROUN IS VISITED BY A GROUP OF GERMAN TOURISTS DURING ITS TABASKI DAY FESTIVITIES, WHICH MARK THE END OF THE RAMADAN RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE.

  • Description

    A REMOTE NORTHERN TRIBE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROUN IS VISITED BY A GROUP OF GERMAN TOURISTS DURING ITS TABASKI DAY FESTIVITIES, WHICH MARK THE END OF THE RAMADAN RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE.

    TABASKI DAY MARKS THE END OF THE ANNUAL "RAMADAN" RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE WHICH LASTS ABOUT 40 DAYS, WHEN MOSLEMS ARE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO A NORMAL DIET. LAMB IS THE FAVOURED DISH. DEEP IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE CAMEROUN REPUBLIC A TRIBE, UNDER THE CHIEFTAINSHIP OF THE SULTAN OF MANDARA, STILL CLINGS TO PRIMITIVE AND ANIMISTIC BELIEFS ... AND THESE ARE REFLECTED TO A VARYING EXTENT IN THEIR OFTEN NEOLITHIC DANCES OF THIS UNIVERSAL MOSLEM FESTIVAL. THE TRIBE IS THE "KIRDI" TRIBE, ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING ONES IN AFRICA WHICH DOES NOT WEAR CLOTHES ... THIS DESPITE A GOVERNMENT RULING THAT ALL SHALL BE CLOTHED. INTO THIS SETTING A GROUP OF GERMAN TOURISTS ARRIVES ON A PACKAGE DEAL AND TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE OCCASION TO PHOTOGRAPH THE DANCING, AND DISPLAYS OF HORSEMANSHIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QK5JORR1WY44NPV7A3WNOOWW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QK5JORR1WY44NPV7A3WNOOWW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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