Ceremonies for the Accession of the New Sultan of Zanzibar.
Unissued / Unused material -
Zanzibar, Tanzania. Ceremonies for the Accession of the New Sultan of Zanzibar.
MS People arriving at the Palace. MS Women arriving wearing Purdah dress. MS Police arriving. Good CUs of people in crowd. LS Flag of Zanzibar flying at half mast, pan down to crowd. Various shots of the following and other notables arriving: Sk. Said Hilal, Sk. Salim Bin Ali Mendhry, Sk Salim Bin Ali Riyamy, Kathi (Muslim judge) Sk. Abadalla Salenhan Farsy. Elevated Shot, The Sultan's car arriving. Elevated shot of Sultan reviews guard of honour. MS. The Sultan Sir Abdullah Bin Khalifa Seyyid) arriving at Baraza Hall (Throne Room) MS The British Resident Sir George Mooring proclaiming The Sultan and asking him to take Oath of Allegiance to the Queen. MSs Chief Khathi (Senior Muslim Judge) reading the Oath to the Sultan. MS The Sultan signing Oath of Allegiance. MS Sir George Mooring signing. MS The Sultan ascending Throne. LS Sir George Mooring presenting the Sultan in the name of the Queen. MSs The Sultan reading speech from the throne. MS Three Princes, the sons of the Sultan. LS Sir George Mooring reading speech from the Queen. High angle panning shots of dense crowds outside the Palace. MS The Sultan and Sir George Mooring after ceremony. LS Guard of Honour, pan with the Sultan's car as it enters Palace. Various shots, prominent personalities leaving the Palace after ceremony. GV Street scene. CUs Women in Purdah. MS People on quay.
(Mute. F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/11/1960.