• Short Summary

    The Kikuyu tribe in Kenya preparing to celebrate the Coronation.

  • Description

    Kenya, Africa.

    LV. The Kikuyu native village being decorated with flags. SCU. Pan Women of tribe decorating hut with flags. & LV. SCU. Small boy sticking flags into hut. A.S. Man sticking Union Jack on hut top. Several other shots of natives putting up flags in the Kikuyu reserve which the narrator tells us is "...the chief trouble centre of the Mau Mau's activities."

    SV. Woman with empty baby carrier on back decorating hut. SV. Small baby lying on, and covered with flags. & CU. LV. Pumwani Children's Choir. SV. Front view Pumwani Children's Choir. Picture of Queen in front.

    CU. picture of Queen. A.S. Conductor. CU. Small boy with large lips singing. LV. Elders of tribe sampling drink from Coronation mugs, CU. Drink being poured into Coronation mugs. CU. Drink being poured into Coronation Mug.

    SCU. Pan Natives squatting and drinking. LV. Pan Macambe Natives dancing. & Pan CU. SCU. Decorations on hut pan down to drums being beaten. A.S. Natives dancing pan to portrait of Queen.

    Note: Good decolonisation item.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "A")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    82.01
    Media URN:
    28451
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:15:00 / 01:01:39:00
    Canister:
    53/40

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