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African Heritage

UK, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Spanning the Globe)

Director: Robert Kingston Davies

In this anthropological study, we see the East African building his boats in the way that it has been done for centuries. Traditional methods of pottery making, basket weaving and the fashioning of hunting weapons are recorded together with ceremonial dances and folk music. In this way, we are brought into contact with one of the world's oldest cultures - a culture which is gradually being integrated into the civilization of the twentieth century.

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Netherlands, 1956
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Song of the Clouds

UK, 1957
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