• Short Summary

    THE WOMEN OF MAURITANIA WERE IN FESTIVE MOOD FOR THE CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL OF NOUAKCHOTT OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.

  • Description

    THE WOMEN OF MAURITANIA WERE IN FESTIVE MOOD FOR THE CELEBRATIONS IN THE CAPITAL OF NOUAKCHOTT OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY. THE DAY WAS MARKED WITH A FAIR OF MODERN AND TRADITIONAL WORK BY MAURITANIAN WOMEN.

    THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR WAS ORGANISED BY WOMEN OF THE MAURITANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY IN THE ABSENCE OF MADAME MOKTAR OULD DADDAH, WIFE OF THE PRESIDENT OF MAURITANIA, WHO USUALLY ORGANISES IT.

    IT WAS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL AND ATTRACTED MANY VISITORS.

    THE EXHIBITS INCLUDED SAMPLES OF MODERN DRESSMAKING AS WELL AS RUGS AND MATS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL WORK MADE BY WOMEN.

    AMONG THE VISITORS TO THE FESTIVAL WAS THE MAURITANIAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, M. MOUKNAS, AND AMBASSADORS FROM SENEGAL, NORTH KOREA, AND FRANCE.

    SYNOPSIS: NOUAKCHOTT, THE CAPITAL OF MAURITANIA, TAKES ON A FESTIVE MOOD TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.

    THIS YEAR THE FESTIVAL WAS ORGANISED BY WOMEN OF MAURITANIA'S ONLY POLITICAL PARTY, THE MAURITANIAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, AND THE THEME WAS MODERN AND TRADITIONAL WORK DONE BY WOMEN.

    IT WAS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION AND ATTRACTED LARGE CROWDS. THE VISITORS INCLUDED MANY MEN, AMONG THEM THE MAURITANIAN MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, M. MOUKNAS, AND AMBASSADORS FROM SENEGAL, NORTH KOREA, AND FRANCE.

    THE FESTIVAL WAS A UNIQUE TRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN OF MAURITANIA AND TO THE HANDCRAFTS, BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN, FOR WHICH THEY ARE SO WELL-KNOWN.

    THE EXHIBITION INCLUDED EVERY TYPE OF WORK DONE BY THE WOMEN OF MAURITANIA AND IT AROUSED MUCH INTEREST AMONG THE SPECTATORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5WD1HN78ROYI4ICKM9QB7RWEF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5WD1HN78ROYI4ICKM9QB7RWEF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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