• Short Summary

    Lovely travelogue from island of Madeira - emphasis on making (and consuming) great Madeira wine.

  • Description

    Madeira.

    Great panoramic shots of the island of Madeira - sea, villages, banana trees. Men are seen harvesting bananas - cutting and carrying large, heavy bunches. Cut to tourist attractions of Madeira's capital Funchal. Tourists are transported in a vehicle similar to rickshaw. Several shots of Funchal. Funny vehicles - bullock carts are seen on streets.

    Various shots of tourists enjoying their holidays, Girls are carried in swings, people are seen swimming and sunbathing in and around hotel pool - lucky people.

    Scenic shot of Madeira's great vineyards. Madeira is famous for its wine - voiceover says. Succession of shots of wine making: harvesting, pressing, distilling, making barrels, bottling, packing, tasting and consuming wine at folk dancing fiesta - nice mixture of ancient and modern. Succession of shots of people in traditional dress dancing while tourists sip great Madeira wine while watching them.

    What I like the most about this travelogue is beautiful folk music - particularly the song accompanying wine making.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    471.04
    Media URN:
    4536
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/12/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:11:00 / 01:44:26:00
    Canister:
    CP 730

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