AFRICAN ANECDOTES

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Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Documentary
  • Travelogue
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: AFRICAN ANECDOTES

Reference number: 0152

Date: 1954

Director: [attributed to N. McGavin]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.00 mins

Description: Views of Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Pretoria and Southern Rhodesia. The film also features a visit to an ostrich farm, a look at a Boer farmhouse and a trip to Victoria Falls.

No. 2 in series. See also 'KENYA 1954'. Can marked "Part II". Original. Same family as "McGavin's Tea". Films made during company business trips to the producing areas, etc.

Shotlist: No credits. Shots of wild animals. Port Elizabeth. General shots of buildings and streets. The snake pound at the zoo. Schoolchildren and the apartheid system (3.49) Highgate ostrich farm. Ostriches and nest of eggs and chicks (5.53) over the mountains to Karroo plateau and views of flowers and insects (7.50) a typical Boer farmhouse and farm (8.49) Cape Town. Views of the streets and buildings. Spots of interest are pointed out (12.14) Sea Point, a suburb (12.48) North to Pretoria by "blue train", crossing the Vaal River (13.20) Pretoria. general shots of the city and official buildings (14.47) Southern Rhodesia. General scenic views and shots of Victoria Falls (10.07) home by flying-boat (16.49)