• Short Summary

    French shepherds perform traditional dance on stilts - all very strange.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "France. Here's ... Novelty! Shepherds of Hossegor - who almost live on stilts, owing to marshy nature of the country - perform traditional dances in honour of visiting congress of native authors (Filmed For First Time)."

    Hossegor, France.

    Group of men standing on stilts parade over small bridge. A few people walk alongside them.

    In a small arena the men on stilts dance, in all ale couples, to the traditional music of the accordion.

    Pan around part of the crowd.

    Closer shot the men dancing - their clothes are made from sheepskin - presumably because they are shepherds.

    More shots of the crowd.

    The dancers now hold poles between them and dance around in a circle.

    The return to dancing in pairs. It all looks rather odd - dancing on stilts!

    (Music only sound track - No commentary)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    659.18
    Media URN:
    4699
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:16:00 / 01:20:09:00
    Canister:
    32/79

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