• Short Summary

    Strangely aggressive story, concentrating on the force of progress steaming through Rhodesia.

  • Description

    Kariba in Rhodesia, Africa.

    Several shots of the huge dam at Kariba; the man-made lake that floods the bushland and forest; people fish from a boat, surrounded by treetops sticking out of the water. Two men look through binoculars on a patrol boat at a game reserve. Buffalo and antelope drink at the lakeside; zebras and monkeys are seen.

    At Livingstone near the Victoria Falls we see a specially built 'native village' - a tourist attraction to show visitors what was there before the new dam flooded the tribesmen's land. The 'villagers' are seen carving wooden ornaments, drying clothes, forging buffalo spears, storing grain, making drums. Native dances and rituals are seen, involving strange costumes (one looks like a giant wood louse).

    At the Wankie National Park we see various wildlife shots: a herd of bison are herded off into new territory by two wardens in a Land Rover; elephants drink at a man-made water hole; some tourists in an open-top camper van stand to look at some giraffes, a pride of lions eating their kill. Elephants, antelope, zebras and giraffes all gather to drink at a lake. A warden throws a chunk of wood at an elephant that is getting a little too close to the parked camper van.

    Various shots of electric pylons at the Kariba dam; the interior of the generating station; a man at the controls. L/Ss of the dam.

    Note: print used for telecine transfer is quite badly scratched; neg is cut.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:18:00 / 01:52:33:00
    CP 503

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