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: British Empire & Commonwealth

: Haslam

: 2009/008/2/5

: Film showing Mount Kilimanjaro and the Maasai

: [c.1950s]

: General description This film was taken to record an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro by a small group of Indians, followed by an expedition in the surrounding National Park by larger group, including women and children. A final section shows scenes on a visit to a Maasai village. Detailed description View of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, young man walks into forefront. Panning shots of skyline, and close-up of team of seven with walking/climbing gear. 02:04 Ascent begins and pauses at corrugated iron huts with woman outside. 03:07 Party is above the treeline, long shots of clouds over peak and then back to huts. Climb continues with view at sunset or dawn over cloud-topped plain from the summit. [In his notes Haslam refers to an expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro when an Indian scientist working on solar energy experiments wanted a container placed on the summit for 3 months.] 05:01 Facade of imposing large modern house possibly a hotel. Party of over 20 gathering together beside large truck, of which about 8 appear to be Indian (including 2 turbaned men and one armed soldier) dressed to climb/walk, and also at least 3 Indian women. The remainder are Africans - porters/bearers. 07:33 Convivial procession and then shots of a picnic or camping stop, and the building of a shelter of branches, women in close up also working on the construction as night falls and the distant views are admired. 08:27 Beside a wide river, waterfowl and waders, group of Indians including small child. 10.06 Outside entrance to a residence, bonnet of limousine flying Indian flag, view of rolling hills, fertile fields, waterfalls. A child, a woman in pale sari and man in cotton shirt and slacks and several more children and women, a recreational moment by the waterfall. 11:20 Maasai village with women decked with elaborate bangles, beads, long shots of huts and social groups. 13:51 Image of Indian woman in red sari examining the red cloths and bridal beads of a Maasai woman. Group playing a traditional mancala game. Long shot of large ceremonial procession with elaborate head dresses.

Tanzania, Tanganyika

: 1 film 16mm digitised

: Item

: 1 film in metal can. Major vinegar syndrome. Running time: 15:29mins Length: 400ft colour silent

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