The exodus of Uganda Asians is now in full swing as they comply with the order by President Amin that they leave the country by early November.
GV PAN..East African Airways jet arriving
GV Terminal building at Nairobi.
MV & SV Asians down steps of aircraft (2 shots)
SV ZOOM INTO CU PAN. luggage belonging to kids
CU Asian woman with child, speaking, SOUND BEGINS
GV & SV Asians across tarmac, and out of bus (2 shots)
GV PAN Asians boarding Air India jet
HEREWITH FOLLOWS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SOF INTERVIEW RECORDED AT NAIROBI AIRPORT WITH ASIAN WOMAN. SOUND ON FILM BEGINS:
REPORTER: "You are from?"
WOMAN: " 'From Bombay, but I am coming from Kampal."
REPORTER: "What passport have you got?"
WOMAN: "Indian passport."
REPORTER: "Indian passport. What about your husband?"
WOMAN: "Very, very bad time there."
REPORTER: "You had a bad time there, what happened?"
WOMAN: "You know better, I need no explain it."
REPORTER: "At the customs, was it difficult at the customs?"
WOMAN: "No, except there was no super. Right from four o'clock we were waiting, they didn't serve us anything and still... I took one little bottle of or, red medicine... they didn't offer us anything".
REPORTER: "Where is you husband - waiting in India?"
WOMAN: "No, he is an insurance manager so he's following me shortly."
REPORTER: "He's in Kampala?"
REPORTER: "Are you bringing everything with you?"
WOMAN: "Please, I don't want to come on trouble."
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Background: The exodus of Uganda Asians is now in full swing as they comply with the order by President Amin that they leave the country by early November.
The exit of the Asians is reflected in airline bookings which are reported to be heavy for many weeks ahead. As the number of Asians leaving Uganda grows, Nairobi in Kenya, is becoming a major transit point.
Many of the expelled Asians have talked in Nairobi of rigorous searches at Entebbe airport on the way out, and most appear to leave the country penniless.
In the meantime, an announcement is expected anytime about airline arrangements for handling the main exodus. A compromise is expected which would allow East African Airways to share the traffic with B.O.A.C. and the other major British carrier, British Caledonian Airways.