East Africa 1952 Reel 2 of 10

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:51

Film ID F16-0062
Film Description Reel 2 of 10
Unedited travelogue
up Mombasa Creek


1952: Reel 2: East Africa. July 19-22. Zanzibar, up Mombasa Creek.

Drying herbs.
A small band.
Playing a hair-skin drum. (MWS)
A chicken coop with forked-limb entrance.
Small market under tree. (WS)
Dance, drums.
Women wearing kangas or kikoy. (WS)
Three children.
Group of ladies.
Heating drum over fire.
Man putting on stiff white pants.
Passin bath (?) (a running game)
Various people. Street scenes.
A home with a colorful garden.
Corn on the cob.
Several street scenes in South Asian section.
Parade of Indian ladies.
More South Asian people.
Hindu temple.
Water source.
Lantern sails in harbor.
Close view.
Shore line and palm trees in distance.
Unloading a boat, "carrying" line of several men.
Unloading a heavy bale and three men carrying it.
Transfer on "carrying line". (mws)
Lantern boat in sea. (ws, mws)
Street scene. (5:35-perf)
"No hooting" sign. (cu)
Large shell holding water.
Going up Mombasa Creek.
Undercut cliff.
Fish trap.
Truck on ferry.
Ferry "pulling" on "power" line.
Landing wharf.
Dugout canoes. (3 shots)
Fish trap stakes.
Dugouts on shore.
Three boys on shore. (cu)
Creek narrows. Jungle on each side.
Kingfish bird and nest.
Nest on branch.
Dugout with small sail.
Ferry and car.
Ferry boats and ocean-going ship.
Thatched square hut.
Nose pieces and hair styles.
People to and from market (note: wire arm bands.).
Several close-ups. Scarification.
Serious trouble feeding baby.
Pounding grain. (mws-five women)
Thatched building.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Zanzibar, Mombasa Creek, South Asian diaspora, Kangas, Textiles
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