The Wakemba tribes dance continuously for twelve hours to celebrate their native holiday.
Item title reads - Marathon dancing. Wakemba tribes celebrate native holiday by dancing for twelve hours without rest at annual festival. Africa.
M/S of a man with a feathered cap on his head. M/S of similarly dressed Africans with bands around their faces and chests. L/S as they stand in line and beat drums whilst dancing. M/S of one man banging the drum and blowing a whistle, the camera pans down to the drum and up again to them dancing. Various shots as they sway and dance on the spot.
Intertitle - 'the 'half-day' dance is a bit hard on the babies.' M/S as women dance by moving their shoulders forwards and backwards, the babies jiggle about in pouches on their backs. M/S profile of one lady dancing with her baby on her back.
Note: an orange tinted version exists.