• Short Summary

    Tribesmen in Swaziland perform and ancient initiation rite.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Africa. Pathe Cameramen Are Everywhere! From far off Swaziland comes - for the first time in any newsreel - in sound - the mysterious Incwala, held annually to mark Swazie youths accession to manhood."

    Swaziland, Southern Africa.

    Young African men in traditional tribal costume perform ancient initiation rites. They parade with shields, spears and saplings. They performs a dance. Shots of the men building a wall from the saplings and young trees. A cow is released into the walled off area and is attacked by the men as an initiation rite. Shots of burning wooded fire. More shots of tribal ritual dance. Various good shots of Swazi tribesmen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    763.12
    Media URN:
    8352
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:47:00 / 01:21:45:00
    Canister:
    31/18

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