President Millerand visiting Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.
President Millerand of France makes state visit to French colonies of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia.
President Alexandre Millerand of France on state trip to French colonies of northern Africa; 1922. Arrival at Azemmour; Morocco. Shots of many Moroccans; dressed in robes & head dresses; lined up in front & sitting on roofs of houses or shops a long strip of low buildings w/ carpets in front yards & on walls; a few skinny trees. President's motorcade arrives. Pres. & party (incl. military leaders & government officials) shake hands w/ town leaders.
Group of Moroccans. President etc. walk past townspeople. Moroccan musicians playing string instruments & boy shaking tambourine; others in BG. Procession: Moroccan men ride horses; some of French contingent walk behind; then cars accompanied by a sort of honour guard on white horses. Next; military review: Moroccan soldiers lined up. Pres. etc. in horse drawn coach; w/ Moroccan horse guards beside; ride past & review troops. Soldiers at end of line playing snare drums. Coach stops.
Group of men in long robes playing valve trombones; bass drum & cymbals. Wide shot from across garden & road; several rows of French & Moroccan VIPs. Shot looking down at road as various tribes ride past; spectators along road. Group of spectators; incl. section of Muslim women all in white; most wear veils w/ only a tiny slit to see through. More of procession; horses cantering past. The VIP section. Wide shot form above: proc. in FG; crowd in BG on hill.
Review on Tazemat plain (near Taza?). Many Arab horsemen riding across plain. Shots of Millerand w/ French Army & government reps.; walk in old part of town /cut w/ shots musicians (incl. children) playing drums;percussion instruments. Next; military review: Marines (?) inspected. Then shot over huge crowd. Oran; Algeria: Arab men riding. MLS several young women long skirts but no veils! From above: motorcade drives down st. past big crowds. Next; Pres. M. etc. climbing up hill; city far below in BG. Algerian village;.
MS horn & tambourine players. Girl dances w/ big scarf over head; waving 2 smaller ones; villagers behind her (women in robes & veils). MS 2 musicians. MS woman dancer; moving like belly dance but fully clothed in long dress; much jewellery. Tunisia: The Bey of T. & other men in elaborate dress uniforms w/ many decorations walk toward cam. They meet Pres. M. as he comes off train. Pres. & 3 of them get in coach; drive in procession. French & Tunisian VIPs entering gates on way to inaugurate WWI memorial in the Kasbah.
MLS monument; words in Arabic & French. Also shots of President talking to Bey & shaking hands. French contingent at sumptuous outdoor lunch. President toasting w/ champagne glass. On Isle of Djerba Journalists riding camels past President International relations; colonialism; imperialism; state visits; Islam.