• Short Summary

    Ivory Coast and Dahomey were among two of the delegation that arrive in Algiers yesterday (19 July) for the First Pan-African Cultural Festival, which opens in Algiers tomorrow (21 July).

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    Ivory Coast and Dahomey were among two of the delegation that arrive in Algiers yesterday (19 July) for the First Pan-African Cultural Festival, which opens in Algiers tomorrow (21 July).

    The festival will last for 12 days. The programme includes theatrical productions and films from almost all over the continent. At least 4,000 participants from about 30 independent nations are expected to take part in the festival, which is sponsored by the 41-nation Organisation for African Unity.

    A symposium gathering Africa's intellectual elite will discuss 'the realities of African culture and its relationship with economic and social development problems, national liberations struggles, and the consolidation of African unity'.

    The festival will be opened by Algeria's President Houari Boumedienne, who is also the current chairman of the O.A.U. tomorrow (21 July) morning. The delegations, in their national costumes, will parade through the streets of Algiers tomorrow afternoon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5T16RS9KYKDIGWKMSIR8Q39GZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5T16RS9KYKDIGWKMSIR8Q39GZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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