Various shots of tribal dancing and Haile Selassie opening the new session of Parliament as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Abyssinia.
Various shots of dances both folk and tribal celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Coronation of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia in the Haile Selassie I Stadium. CU Dancers and their instruments. Various shots of different dances, women clapping, men dancing with long sticks or spears and drums. MS A friendly wrestling match watched by a small crowd. Various shots of war dance in progress and other dances being performed. LS Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, watching from dais, pan to crowd.
MS The Emperor and Empress arrive in the balcony at the opening of the new session of Parliament as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations. He remains standing to give his speech. Haile Selassie opens new session. Various shots of VIPs attending the opening ceremony. LS House during ceremony. MS Prime Minister and pan along line of ministers. CU Haile Selassie's sons watching procedure. Haile Selassie declares new Parliament open.
Various shots of guards on duty outside modern building (the new Parliament building ?). A mounted escort of the Imperial Guard leading the Royal procession towards the Parliament building. The Emperor's sword bearers accompanying the Royal Coach. The Emperor and Empress alight from the coach and go up the steps (with the President of the Senate ?) to enter Parliament.