President Vincent Auriol of France on tour in French African Colonies.
Unissued / unused material.
President Vincent Auriol of France tours the French African Colonies.
Auriol is seen here at Conakry. General views of the coast line at Conakry, French Guinea. Various shots Auriol walks through lines of native schoolchildren. Auriol chats to children in a classroom. Auriol chats to mechanics at a mechanics school. C/U Auriol. Various C/Us other European dignitaries watching. Various shots black gymnasts parading past. Various shots the gymnasts giving a display. Cut-in shot of Auriol clapping as he watches. Good head shots of black men and women in audience. Various shots traditional African dancer (male). Various shots of tribesmen performing dances to the accompaniment of traditional musicians. A ritual fire dance is seen - one of the dancers eats burning charcoal! Various shots performers dancing skilfully on stilts. African musicians playing various traditional instruments. Various shots wrestlers having a tussle.
Date on original record is 08/05/1947.