• Short Summary

    Haile Selassie, Ethiopian Emperor signs a new and more liberal constitution.

  • Description

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Abyssinia).

    GS. Emperor's coach arriving at House of Parliament in Addis Ababa, & SCU. CU. Soldier in traditional uniform. CU. Emperor and Empress of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie and wife, walking up steps past camera. SCU. Ethiopian dignitaries waiting. CU. Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, sitting down and signs a document - New Constitution. Freedom of speech and universal suffrage are just some of the rights guaranteed to Ethiopians by this document. CU. Emperor's hand signing. SCU. Emperor sitting at table finishing signing CU. Dignitaries, two women among them. CU. Sealing of document, & CU. GV. Exterior, House of Parliament with "Big Ben style" tower. CU. Emperor and Empress on balcony acknowledging crowd. SCU. Ethiopians clapping and beating drums. CU. Crowd. CU. Drum being beaten. CU. Candelabra on banqueting table. GS. Banquet. SCU. Empress at table flanked by dignitaries. SCU. Gentleman and lady. CU Empress talking to son at table. SCU. Dignitaries at table. CU. Emperor at table. SCU. Table. SCU. Emperor eating. CU. Canopy over throne - pan down to Emperor and Empress standing. CU. Emperor's son and daughter-in-law dancing. CU. Emperor and Empress standing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    553.24
    Media URN:
    31303
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:15:00 / 01:31:14:00
    Canister:
    55/91

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