Ethiopia 1969 Reel 12 of 65

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:18
Film ID F16-0355
Film Description Reel 12 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Debra Dames


Reel 12 of 65
Unedited travelogue
Debra Dames
Cat. Reel 355 1969: Reel 12: Ethiopia. March 30-31. Debre Damo. Axum. Yeha. Adwa.

Mesa of Debre Damo: west side (pan shot).
Thatched huts in village.
Mesa: west of Debre Damo.
Stone walled compound: stacks of straw.
Flat roofed stone houses.
Grain or herbs drying on skins.
Field of perpendicular rocks.
Mesa: similar to Debre Damo.
Skins: pegged, lying on ground.
Trees lean away from wind.
Geologic cones, worn mesa (pan shot).
Farmlands at base of domes (en-route to Yeha).
Woman, baby,; donkey.
Stone building: small chimney, earth covered roof.
Stone buildings (pan shot),
Village scenes: people, pots, conical straw hut.
Seventh Century Church (restored): entrance, stone steps.
Church: stone carving, insignia over door.
Five paintings: very dark church interior.
Church dome interior: painted wooden beams.
Wooden tripod candle holder.
Insignia over painted entrance door.
Straw hut on stilts: shelter for position to frighten birds.
Market place (in Adwa) (pan shot).
Measuring grain using a cup.
Vegetable line: many umbrellas.
Seeds, etc., with measuring cups (cu).
Market scenes (mcu).
Weaving: vertical foot treadle loom: treadle action, "string and
button" mechanism.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Adwa, Axum, Yeha, Village life, Marketplaces, Churches, Antiquities
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