• Short Summary

    Brussels, capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Common Market Commission, is hosting a two-week Festival of African and runs through until the 30th September.

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    GV Brussels street scene
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    CU Sign African Fashion Show (2 shots)
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    SV INT Audience
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    SV Model displays long casual dress
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    SV Model displays fitted dress with flared skirt
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    SV Model displace slinky dress with long pointed sleeves
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    SV Model wearing two-piece dress
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    SV Model wearing caftan
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    SCU African onlooker
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    SV African dress
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Brussels, capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Common Market Commission, is hosting a two-week Festival of African and runs through until the 30th September.

    Niger President Diari Hamani painted and optimistic picture of the future of the West African Economic Community (CEAD) in a speech to inaugurate the cultural part of the African fortnight. He said the CEAO, which groups the Ivory Coast, Niger, Upper Volta, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal was based on the concepts of squall, sharing the advantages of economic growth and, especially, of helping the weaker nations of the group.

    The Common Market's Executive Commission is sponsoring the series of events to exhibit the cultural heritage of 22 African countries, including the 19 African states associated with the Community under the Yaounde Trade Convention.

    Some 120 African fashion models from Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal and Togo are in Brussels to show off their countries traditional and newest dress designs. On Monday (17 September) same of the latest African dress and clothes designs, many of them showing striking reference to the designers' cultural heritage, were displayed in the Chateau St. Anne in the heart of Brussels.

    SYNOPSIS: Brussels, capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Common Market Commission, is hosting two-week festival of African art, fashion and feed. On Monday a fashion show with new and new-look clothes designed and made by African designers and seamstresses was staged at the Chateau St. Anne in the heart of the Belgian capital. The clothes often depicted new angles on traditional outfits, but many were fresh and novel in concept.

    The African Festival opened on Saturday. It runs for two weeks. African fashion models, about 120 in all, from Cameroun, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal, and Togo have come from their homelands to display the work of African dress designers.

    The Common Market's Executive Commission is sponsoring the series of events to exhibit the cultural heritage of 22 African countries, including the 19 African states associated with the Community under the Yaounde Trade Convention. The fortnight quickly set out to be a colourful and eye-catching event.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC6WB4AQB2FXGSTVXTW6HANUN6
    Media URN:
    VLVAC6WB4AQB2FXGSTVXTW6HANUN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1973
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    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
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