• Short Summary

    A Polish camera team on a hundred-day expedition into the heart of Africa found the Fra-Fra tribe in the their mud-built village in the Upper Volta, Ghana then lost them - the villagers ran into hiding.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Men out way through jungle
    0.04

    2.
    REAR V Ditto
    0.08

    3.
    LV Native woman in village runs away as white men approach
    0.14

    4.
    LV White men enter village
    0.20

    5.
    ANGLE V Native woman watches from balcony
    0.22

    6.
    CU White man
    0.25

    7.
    SV White man beckons native woman
    0.29

    8.
    SCU Ditto
    0.31

    9.
    LV Women runs away
    0.34

    10.
    CU White man
    0.37

    11.
    SV Woman peeps from behind hut
    0.41

    12.
    SV Native child crying
    0.49

    13.
    SV Woman disappears into hut
    0.54

    14.
    SV Goat rests on rubble
    0.56

    15.
    SV PAN Across the deserted village ... FADE OUT .....
    1.08



    Initials JRG/MR/PB/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A Polish camera team on a hundred-day expedition into the heart of Africa found the Fra-Fra tribe in the their mud-built village in the Upper Volta, Ghana then lost them - the villagers ran into hiding.

    This was a village once attacked by slave traders. But today the villagers are only shy of visitors. They ran for the shelter of their bottle-shaped mud huts, or clamber over the old walls around the village to hide.

    Little has changed since the times of Stanley and Livingstone. The coast - and civilisation - is 500 miles away.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA51SJQYXYJY0CWASOVSIUYXGV
    Media URN:
    VLVA51SJQYXYJY0CWASOVSIUYXGV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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