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The Round Africa Cruise of the Camargo 1934

Catalog Data

Fleischmann, Julius  Search this
Physical description:
reference 3 video cassettes (1 hr. 30 min.) sil. b&w 1/2 inch VHS
master 3 video reels (1 hr. 30 min.) sil. b&w one inch
master 3 video cassettes (1 hr. 30 min.) sil. b&w Betacam SP
archival original 3 film reels (2,399 ft.) sil. b&w 16mm
Collection descriptions
South Africa
Accra (Ghana)
Sierra Leone
Suez Canal
title from credits (unpublished work)--archival collection
Addl. KW Subjects:
Southern Africa (Egypt)
Edited film documents travel of Fleischmann family (Julius and Dorette) and friends around Africa on cruise ship "Camargo". Journey begins in Palermo, Italy, with scenes of the city and port. Party visits Herculaneum, near Naples and the Tarxien temples on Malta before sailing to Port Said at the mouth of the Suez canal where the trip around Africa begins. Stops include the port of Jidda, Saudi Arabia (views of the "Mecca gate", street scenes, camel trains outside the city walls, the port, and dhows sailing and docked); Port Sudan and Suakin, Sudan (street sceens, a fruit seller and itinerant sandal maker, and desert scenes); Berbera, Somalia (camel train, warthogs, market and street scenes, the Kings African Rifles on parade, and a meeting with the governor of British Somaliland, Sir Arthur Lawrence); Mombasa, Kenya (in port, loading dhows, customs dock, street activity, Wanyika women, and camels turning a "sim-sim?" mill); travel by train through countryside to Nairobi (countryside, wildlife, Masai tribespeople); Thika Falls (cranes, sisal field, ox carts, Kota market, and Chuka women); Meru: Nunyuki (silverbeck Hotel on the equator and Mount Kenya); Thompson's Falls; flamingos; and a sand storm at Lake Nakuru. (End film roll 1) Continuing on their travels they visit Kavirondo labor camp near Eldoret, Kenya (Nandi women, Nandi men sacking grain, and dancing); Tororo, Uganda (Kitosh market, unidentified man dancing with spear, storks or maribou, women and children, men fishing with conical baskets, and musicians); Owens Falls (missionary converts and men dancing); Kampala (tomb of King Mtesa); Kabale (wedding party, musicians, drumming and farms); Uganda-Congo frontier; Fort Portal, Uganda (ferry across channel between Lake Edward and Lake George (market at Fort Portal and pygmies at market); Murchison Falls (digging for crocodile eggs and river steamer); cotton fields (cotton gin and unidentified tribespeople brandishing spears and shields near Kisumu, Kenya); back to Nairobi (train station and Nandi market); and arriving in Zanzibar, Tanzania by water (street scenes in Zanzibar, women washing clothes). (End film roll 2) Travels continue with stops at a Dutch-style plantation house, Groot Constantia, near Capetown, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria (children flirting with camera, market scenes, street celebration, wedding party in western dress, hairdresser, and leatherworker); in port of Accra, Ghana (customs man descends from Camargo and is rowed ashore); rowing ashore at Monrovia, Liberia (view of Camargo at anchor, Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia, tapping rubber, "witch doctors" dance for camera, and pygmy hippo); Freetown, Sierra Leone; market in Dakar, Senegal (man weaving on a loom and Senegalese soldiers on horseback); Las Palmas, Canary Islands (street vendor and street activity); banana packing plant near Tenerife; Madeira (Camargo party being carried in hammocks, climbing Monte Tierra de Lucca, and sliding down hill on cobblestone streets; Funchal (oxcarts and flower stalls); and street scenes in Tangier, Morocco. (End film roll 3)
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Africa  Search this
Marketplaces  Search this
Yachts  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1994.9.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives