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    Arab market and camel train.

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    Arab market, camel train.

    Marketplace in Middle Eastern location; shot from above: At least 50 mules standing in centre of large open area; most of the animals are loaded with large sacks of something like grain. Arab men and women walk past carrying bags over their shoulders or baskets on their heads. MS man with mule which has bundle of sticks on its back. A boy peers into frame from right looking at camera; elderly man passes in foreground more people in background. MS Muslim women wearing dark robes and scarves. Another busy market scene; this one with some buildings in background mules standing outside; many people; some mules; a horse; walk past down street.

    MS a camel train standing in a line; ready to depart? Camels stand in row loaded with lots of bags and crates. Then pan on area with many boxes on the ground; some camels lying down; others standing; a few men stand among the crates; loading camels? Next; the camel train passing to right each animal tied to the one before it; a row of men on horseback wearing hooded cloaks and rifles. Then a shot of a woman in a flowered dress and many scarves doing a dance while 2 musicians play and a group watches. These people may be Berbers or some other nomadic desert tribe.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:16:00 / 01:48:26:00
    ON 463 E

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