• Short Summary

    Traditional dancing of the Acholi tribe in Uganda.

  • Description

    Uganda, East Africa.

    High angle shot of African tribal dancing. A large number of men dance in a circle wearing feathered head-dresses. Closer shot. Narrator calls this display: "an example of the ceremonial dancing that symbolises the still untamed, ferocious elements in tribal life." Various views of the dancers including some good C/Us of their faces. The men chant as they dance. C/Us of their feet. This is a dance reserved by the Acholi (sp?) tribe for special occasions. C/U of man playing a pipe instrument and others playing drums.

    C/U of a mother and child watching the display. The dancers advance. "All dancing is thought to originate in these ritual movements - the savage, yet patterned rhythms of the jungle drum beat" observes the narrator over shots of the continuing dance.

    Note: think that this might be the first appearance of Peter West as voiceover artist. Previous to this Eamonn / Eamon Andrews has been narrator of Colour Pictorials.

    Print of CP 016 is badly scratched - use neg.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    29.01
    Media URN:
    15683
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:01:20:00
    Canister:
    CP 016

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