Dutch newsreel item about Paramaribo, capital of Suriname.
Unissued / unused material.
Dutch newsreel item about Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana (aka Surinam).
Title reads: "Nieuws uit de West".
Aerial shots of the town. L/S the Governor's Palace. Various shots a statue of Queen Wilhelmina of Holland outside the palace. Various shots other grand-looking buildings in the neighbourhood of the palace. Various shots quiet streets. C/U restaurant signs - mainly Thai or Chinese. C/U children standing in doorways. Various shots women and children in the slum quarters. M/S washing hanging up in slum street. C/U children sitting on doorsteps. M/S squalid-looking ditch running along the back of houses where all refuse is thrown. More shots slums. Various shots new houses built for poorer families with modern drainage. Aerial shots of the city.
Date given on old records is 25/02/1948.