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    International folk festival is held in Agrigento & landslide demolishes Scaletta - Sicily.

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    Agrigento, Sicily, Italy - International Folk Festival.

    CU. Branches on almond trees blossoming (two shots). GV. Agrigento, crowds assembled (two shots). LV. British Royal Marines band marching between the crowds of onlookers. Front view, towards and past, Marines band playing marching along. LV. People coming by on horses and carts. The horses are well dressed up and people are banging tambourines. LV. Girls going by on float waving tambourines. LV. Group dancing (couples) round two men playing fiddles, & GV. SV. Group of men in traditional costumes dancing in a ring - they look Swiss or German - wearing lederhosen and doing 'slapping dance' & GV. Crowds watching. LV. Crowds milling about in front of historic building. Building is rather damaged - it looks as if it has been splintered by shrapnel during war. SV. Men dancing in front of the old building dressed up as horses (two shots). LV. Sitting crowd applauding. LV. Men and women dancing in front of the old building in traditional costume.

    Scaletta, Sicily, Italy - Landslide Disaster.

    LV. Lovely blossomed tree on the slope where the landslide occurred. Pan down showing rubble and huge boulders that have fallen down during the slide. LV. Shattered house with room laid wide open. CU. Huge boulders that have fallen down. LV. Large boulders laying on the hillside. LV. Devastated home. LV. Roof of hut with large boulders laying near roof, pan to mass of boulders. CU. Boulders lying up against edge of roof of building. LV. The wall of building with huge cracks in them. CU. Large crack in the base of the house. Pan up to show crack about a foot wide on exterior wall. AS. Down on two women gesticulating with their arms to each other about the havoc. GV. The sea, pan down to show landslide in foreground and pan across the cracks and broken earth.

    (F.G.) (Orig. B)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:21:00 / 01:01:38:00

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