The seizure by Portuguese-rebel leader Captain Hentique Galvao of the liner 'Santa Maria', as a "first step to free Portugal and her colonies" from the Salazar Government, put Angola, the largest of Portugal's colonies in Africa, in the news again.
SHOT FROM BRIDGE..of town.
3 to 7.
SHOTS OF MODERN HOUSES
8 to 9.
FURTHER SHOTS OF MODERN HOUSES.
SV WOMAN CARRIES BAGGAGE ON HEAD.
SV WORKERS HOMEWARD BOUND.
12 to 16.
NATIVE QUARTER SHOWING OLD QUARTER WITH CRUDE HUTS.
CU PIG WANDERING IN ROAD.
LV CHILDREN PLAY.
LV CHILDREN RUN INTO POOL IN ROAD.
CU LITTLE BOY WATCHES.
21 to 25.
SCENES IN MARKET, SELLING VEGETABLES ETC.
GV STREET IN TOWN.
GV PAN.. FROM POLICE HEADQUARTERS TO STATUE OF PAULO DIAS DE NOVAIS (FIRST GOVERNOR OF ANGOLA)
ANGLE SHOT..of STATUE.
CU BASE OF STATUE.
CU INTERIOR OF CHURCH.
CU COAT OF ARMS ON CHURCH WALL.
GV OLD FORT
LV SHOWING CANNONS IN COURTYARD
CU PAN..OF TWO CANNONS
CU OF OLD CANNON
SV DOOR IN COURTYARD.
GV CANNONS ON PARAPET OF FORT.
CU CANNON TILT UP TO G/V OF LUANDA.
GV AND TOP V..NATIVES PARADE WITH BANNERS AND HEAD-GEAR IN STREET.
SV MEN WATCH.
TWO SCENES..OF PEOPLE IN PROCESSION.
TWO BACK VIEW'S OF PROCESSION.
46 to 47.
SV'S OF CARNIVAL AND PEOPLE PARADING.
SV BUS TOWARDS..IN STREET.
LV AND SV..PEOPLE SIT AT TABLES OUTSIDE CAFE.
SHOT OF TREES.
SUNSET SHOT ACROSS WATER.
GV LUANDA AND BAY.
Initials JRG/V/MM JH/PB
EDITORS: 2128/60 'ANGOLA'. March 1960
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Background: The seizure by Portuguese-rebel leader Captain Hentique Galvao of the liner 'Santa Maria', as a "first step to free Portugal and her colonies" from the Salazar Government, put Angola, the largest of Portugal's colonies in Africa, in the news again.
Outwardly, Angola, with its capital of Luanda, remains, calm, despite reports of rebels' hope and intention to stir the peoples of the Colonies into open discontent against the Central Government's rule.
African troops trained by the Portuguese Army show their presence as armed mobile patrols in the streets of the capital, but life, if it is of some concern to Portuguese civil servants in their spacious modern blocks of flats and homes in new Angola, is unchanged for the natives.
Without new of the Central Government's concern over the rebels' first act of force in seizing the 'Santa Maria', the natives centre their lives in and around their crude huts and market place, away from the modern city.
When a Visnews cameraman was there Jan 28-29, the natives were celebrating a carnival - not a lavish affair, nor, in the heat of day, were the bearers of the grotesque heads charged with the frenzied stamina of their ancestors.
To visit Luanda, our cameraman obtained a visa for eight days. While filming African troops in training, military police impounded his camera, only returned it after destroying unexposed film, and refused to grant a temporary extension on his length of stay in Angola.