STK-ID 51674

Shots of Trinity Cathedral. Sequence on high class native wedding in Addis-Abeba, much like western wedding. CUs of bride and groom. MCS of streamers moving in wind, coloured wind sox, colourful windmill on top of slender pole. CUs of Stars and Stripes, of Swiss flags. Telephoto CU of uniformed band moving towards camera. Shot of two girls repairing their shawls on street in high wind, pedestrians moving by in background. CU of face of man in wide straw hat. Profile shot of blond girl, man behind her, other faces, brown, black, white, men and boys. PAN of tents, crowd, flags, carnival atmosphere. Several shots of monks reading from Bible. HAS of group of men in white clapping hands in unison. Various shots of clergy in ceremony, Emperor Haile Selassie arriving for maskal celebration, more clerical ritual.


Excerpt from
Ethiopian Mosaic
Addis Ababa
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio