Material related to newsreel story "People in the News - Seretse Khama Returns to his Country (aka Seretse Khama)" - 56/82.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "People in the News - Seretse Khama Returns to his Country (aka Seretse Khama)" - 56/82.
These selected originals relate to the part of the newsreel story SERETSE KHAMA RETURNS TO HIS COUNTRY.
SCU. Seretse Khama with wife and their two children, girl standing next to him and boy sitting in his mother's lap. His son seems to be well amused with all the attention around. CU. Seretse's English wife Ruth and a boy. CU. Seretse Khama being interviewed, his daughter standing next to him (natural sound):
Interviewer: "Mr Khama what are your feelings on going home to your own country after seven years?"
Seretse Khama: "Well on leaving Britain to return home for the first time over six years, I should like to express my thanks to all those people here who have shown friendliness to my wife, my children and myself. I should particularly like to thank those who have worked so hard to secure my return to my people."
CU. Seretse Khama. Interview continues.
Interviewer: "Can you tell me if you have given up your claim to the chieftainship because you believe that is the best thing for your tribe or have you done this as the only way of getting home?"
Seretse Khama: "Well, I have renounced the chieftainship as I always have been prepared to do. Now I hope to assist my people to develop a democratic system, to raise up standard of life and to establish a happy and healthy nation."
Interviewer: "Does that mean you will be taking part in local politics?"
Seretse Khama: "I will be taking part in local politics if I so wish."
CU. Mrs Khama. CU. Mr Khama's son. CU. Seretse Khama as he rises to leave after the interview. Natural sound only.