• Short Summary

    African-Americans take part in a watermelon eating contest.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)

    Titles read: "High speed eaters - Now meet some more champions - the biggest bunch of melon masticators!"

    'The Deep South', United States of America.

    Various shots of African-American men of all ages taking part in a frantic watermelon eating contest.

    This footage may be viewed as degrading or offensive. Could be used to illustrate the stereotyped image of African-Americans in the American south at this time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1088.17
    Media URN:
    37614
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:28:00 / 01:34:28:00
    Canister:
    PT 182

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