• Short Summary

    SPECTATORS AT THE PAN-AFRICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN ALGIERS ON MONDAY (JULY 28) SWAYED TO THE MUSIC OF GHANA AS TROUPES FROM THE COUNTRY GYRATED WILDLY IN THEIR TRADITIONAL DANCES.

  • Description

    SPECTATORS AT THE PAN-AFRICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN ALGIERS ON MONDAY (JULY 28) SWAYED TO THE MUSIC OF GHANA AS TROUPES FROM THE COUNTRY GYRATED WILDLY IN THEIR TRADITIONAL DANCES.

    MALE DANCERS POUNCED AND JERKED IN MENACING WAR DANCES. YOUNG GIRLS GRACEFULLY PERFORMED THE 'DANCE OF JOY'. THE CROWD WATCHED ENTRANCED.

    BUT THE DANCING WAS ONLY SMALL PART OF THE DAY'S ACTIVITIES IN THE FESTIVAL. ELSEWHERE, AFRICAN FILM-MAKERS WERE DISCUSSING THE ROLE AND PROBLEMS OF FILM-MAKERS IN THE CONTINENT. THEY DECIDED TO SET UP AN ALL-AFRICAN FILM-LIBRARY, STAGE FESTIVALS OF AFRICAN FILMS, AND PUBLISH A CINEMA PERIODICAL IN ARABIC, FRENCH AND ENGLISH.

    IN OPEN-AIR STADIUMS AND THEATRES, PLAYS AND FILMS WERE BEING STAGED. AND THE CULTURAL SYMPOSIUM WHICH HAS BEEN RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL CONTINUED, WITH DELEGATES FROM THIRTY COUNTRIES DISCUSSING THE CULTURAL PROBLEMS OF AFRICA.

    THREE COMMISSIONS WERE AT WORK PREPARING A SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REPRESENTATIONS TO THE SYMPOSIUM ON WEDNESDAY. THE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL ASK DELEGATES TO PRESS THEIR GOVERMENTS TO PROMOTE POPULAR AFRICAN CULTURE, AND ALSO TO PROMOTE MORE INTER-AFRICAN CULTURAL EXCHANGES.

    ONE SUGGESTION WHICH IS LIKELY TO FIND FAVOUR -- IN THE LIGHT OF THE SUCCESS OF THIS YEAR'S 12-DAY FESTIVAL WHICH ENDS ON FRIDAY -- IS A CULTURAL FESTIVAL EVERY THREE YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATDSDQ0GNP0EUMW5877TQSCWZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAATDSDQ0GNP0EUMW5877TQSCWZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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