• Short Summary

    Religious parade in memory of St. Agatha to protect Sicilian town from Mt. Etna.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sicily. Holy St. Agatha's Day. Whole population of Catania take part in annual service in honour of their Patronesse and their freedom from eruptions of Mt. Etna. (Sound filmed for first time)"

    Catania, Sicily, Italy.

    Pan across Sicilian town of Catania (mountain - possibly volcano Mt. Etna - rises in background).

    Religious parade through the streets. Large crowds watch clerics carry large effigy / sculpture in procession. More shots of religious men in parade. Smoke bombs and fireworks are set of and smoke rises above the crowd which fills the town square.

    Pan across Sicilian town of Catania.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    697.31
    Media URN:
    6003
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:50:00 / 01:43:23:00
    Canister:
    33/15

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