Material relating to newsreel story "Shadow Over Kenya" - 54/6.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Shadow Over Kenya" - 54/6.
Lots of cuts exist for this story - 8 separate reels. Some very good material which was not used in cut story. See other records.
Army personnel rest in a quarry. Soldiers stand with guns trained on far away footage. Woman with baby strapped to back. Shots of villagers and their mud hut housing. Some shots of white military personnel. General Hind and staff may be featured.
A group of black Africans are locked into a cage which seems to be on the back of a lorry. Various shots of African's leaving their village. One woman walks carrying a bed along on her head. One woman drops her pack because it is too heavy, she smiles at the camera. Shots of white army personnel. Large group of villagers sit on the ground - refugees? White officer speaks to some of the villagers. C/Us of a woman breast feeding a baby. Various shots of prisoners being herded out of the village - Mau Mau?
Nurses speak to some of the women. Shots of a man using a cine camera to film the camp - possibly a newsreel cameraman. Various shots of soldiers keeping the peace.
Street scenes in Nairobi (?) Very cosmopolitan looking city - two women in Saris walk towards the camera. Two children give a child beggar some money. Moving shots of streets.
Note: it isn't clear what is going on here. Possibly the evacuation of a village and arrest of Mau Maus - not sure.
GV's and C.U. Mau Mau types