• Short Summary

    Ships are arriving in Maputo Harbour loaded with supplies for the capital of the newly independent country of Mozambique.

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    Ships are arriving in Maputo Harbour loaded with supplies for the capital of the newly independent country of Mozambique.

    The ships not only bring in food supplies but also heavy machinery, motor vehicles and agricultural equipment.

    Large groups of people wait on the docks of Maputo for the ships to unload their cargo.

    Meanwhile, the leaders of the country are attempting to bring in a new form of education for the children of Mozambique. The children are being taught the "songs and chants of revolution" in order to prepare them as the "future citizens of this country".

    School teachers to out to the more isolated schools and explain to the children that they are now living in an independent country whose future depends on them.

    SYNOPSIS: Maputo Harbour in Mozambique, where ships are arriving daily loaded with supplies for the newly independent African country. The ships not only carry food but also motor vehicles and agricultural machinery.

    Mozambique achieved independence from Portugal in June of last year. Since then there has been a periodical shortage of goods in the country.

    But the economic situation within Mozambique has not affected the plan by the country's leaders to instill in the people a feeling of national pride. The recent closure of the Mozambique/Rhodesia border has led to many anti-Rhodesian movements in Mozambique. Here a school teacher leads his pupils in an anti-Rhodesian chant.

    The decision by the Mozambique President, Mr. Samora Machel, to close his country's borders with Rhodesia brought ears that the two countries might end up fighting a war. These schoolchildren are being taught not only anti-Rhodesian slogans but also the patriotic songs of Mozambique.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6S5OOOVCPL6YJHRXCNRS52SIT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6S5OOOVCPL6YJHRXCNRS52SIT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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