As the ministers summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)in Uganda was debating the future of Israel in the United Nations, some lighter events surrounding the OAU were taking place.
SV Model parades in flowing, full length African robe, with flowing sleeves, in red, white and black
SV Ministers watching
SV PAN Model in full length evening dress, white fringe at sleeves and ???hem, tied in bow at back
SV PAN Model in sleeveless dress in green and orange
SV Children in boldly printed dresses
GV Cars at start and rally sign (2 shots)
SCU Entrant seated
CU First car ready to start
SV Newsmen surround Amin's car, President steps out, and walks through crowd with two sons (4 shots)
SV Amin walks to microphone
CU Amin speaking
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 11: AMIN: "In my car I have my co-driver Sarah, I have my son Nwanga and also I have my son Aliga who will be four years old, Nwanga is three years old. Immediately I complete where I am going to be I will be with them at airport. They're taking off to London through Libya and other countries overseas. On this, I wish you every success in your driving. Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen".
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Background: As the ministers summit meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)in Uganda was debating the future of Israel in the United Nations, some lighter events surrounding the OAU were taking place.
On Thursday (24 July) the Ugandan Government organised an OAU fashion show. It was attended by Ugandan Minsters and local dignitaries. As part of President Idi Amin's plan to smarten up the capital Kampala for the OAU summit, a new cloth was designed. Ugandan models paraded in locally made dresses, all with an African theme.
The following day, as the ministers began their meeting in preparation for the heads of state summit in Monday (28 July), an OAU car rally began. Thousands of people cheered as President Amin arrived to open the 2,800 mile (6,100 kms) rally. Entrants were from Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Zaire and Rwanda. The rally runs through all those countries.
President Amin flagged off the cars then took a short drive before returning to the OAU meeting. He was accompanied by 19-year-old Miss Sarah Amin, of the Suicide Revolutionary Mechanised Regiment, whom Amin says is his co-driver. In the back seat of his Citreon Maserati were two of Amin's 20 children, Aliga, 4 and Nwanga, 3.
This film includes President Amin speaking at the rally. His remarks on film are transcribed below.