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  • Short Summary

    Zulu tribesmen perform a war dance.

  • Description

    "The Grand Parade... (South African version)" M/S of a group of Zulus wearing traditional dress on their bottom halves and what looks like striped rugby shirts on their top halves. They pass the camera in a line. M/S of a group of black spectators standing behind a fence. M/S of the tribesmen performing a traditional dance. "Meet the Band..." C/U of man in traditional dress banging a large drum and singing.

    "And the band of hope... (and movement)." M/S of the group of dancers. They dance in the dust. They hold spears so it seems to be a war dance. C/U of a man dancing in an eccentric fashion - he looks like he may be in some kind of dance trance. He moves very quickly with odd jerky movements, then falls down onto the ground - a suggestion of voodoo. L/S of audience applauding, some stand under umbrellas to keep the sun off. "A six-foot spear is the most-pointed argument of the Zulu language..." The spears are laid on the ground in a row and the Zulus dance beside them. "Gentlemen with Dusters." The men dance very quickly making lots of dust rise up.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 612.

    Safety print exists.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    974.13
    Media URN:
    17586
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:46:00 / 01:27:44:00
    Canister:
    EP 256

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