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  • Short Summary

    People of Binche in Belgium rehearse for the Shrove Tuesday fete.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Quaint Shrovetide festivals. Visitors and townspeople rehearse daily for the great Shrove Tuesday fete in which gorgeous ostrich plumes are worn. Binche, Belgium.

    L/S of the festival, people dance around wearing masks. M/S of a group of children dancing in costumes. M/S of the very crowded scene, people dance about holding parasols. A man holding a giant plume of ostrich feathers runs down the street. M/S of a man and woman holding some more.

    M/S as two men walk across the street carrying plumes and costumes. M/S as people in costume walk along. Various shots as people walk across the square, a little boy dances holding a toy axe in the air. M/S of the ostrich plumes, the camera pans across to some more. M/S of a lady holding two costumes. M/S of the plumes again, L/S of the carnival with people dancing through the streets.

    Note: the cuts are from 01:23:30 to the end of the item.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:57:00 / 01:25:08:00
    G 1168

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