• Short Summary

    Travelogue extolling the virtues of Madeira.

  • Description

    Madeira.

    A look at the customs, crafts, landscapes and traditions of Madeira.

    Scenic shots of the island. Various shots of an outdoor market in Funchal, C/Us of various vegetables and M/S of shoppers. Wine growing terraces are seen, C/Us of bunches of grapes.

    Religious procession celebrating the wine harvest. Various shots of girls in white dresses and religious statues being carried through the streets.

    A knife grinder is seen. Various traditional crafts - basket making - a young boy and older men and women work on baskets and chairs. (Narrator makes a joke about "objets wicker") L/S and C/Us of girls stitching tapestry work in the open air.

    Fishing village of Camara de Lobos. Various shots of the village and of fishermen and children on the beach. Men watch as a large fish is brought into the beach. A large "espada" is gutted on the beach. Various shots of traditional fishermen at work.

    Women wash clothes in the sea then dry them on stones: "a primitive laundrette" states the narrator.

    Scenic shots of the landscape. A Volkswagen Combi van drives along picturesque roads. A couple enjoy the view.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    475.07
    Media URN:
    4552
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:49:00 / 01:56:39:00
    Canister:
    CP 737

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