Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David. Footage was filmed in Durban, South Africa, in the province of Natal. In Durban, modern architecture is highlighted, as well as the central square, called "The City Gardens," which features a statue of Queen Victoria, and a monument honoring veterans of World Wars I and II. Other scenes in Durban include the Victorian-style City Hall exterior; the H.W. Currie Memorial Fountain; a rickshaw ride; and scenes of a beach on the Indian Ocean. Footage also shows the diversity of the people of the region (a mixture of Caucasians, tribal peoples, and Indians) in the city and the markets. The next segment focuses on life in the countryside, featuring views of sugar cane crops and little towns. Other countryside scenes include a Zulu clay sculptor; scenes of a Sisal farm and factory; the University of Zululand; and an old fortress. The broadcast concludes with scenes of a reconstructed Zulu village, including round huts, Zulus cooking "mealy-meal," a traditional women's costume and beaded headdress, and a war dance with drums and chanting.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746