Scope and Contents
Footage shot during a hunting expedition to east Africa including Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, and the Sudan. Footage includes: shipboard ritual of "crossing the equator," passage through the Suez Canal, a local ceremony staged for visitors by Acholi tribesmen, Kikuyu dance, monumental Egyptian sculpture and architecture, and various hunting activities and camps of the safari. A significant feature of this safari footage is the stereotyped interactions of dominance and subordination between African bearers and the wazungu, the local term for Europeans.
Collection contains supplementary materials, namely, sound recordings and annotations (recorded narratives).
Legacy keywords: Ceremony crossing the equator ; Ceremony "engoma" ; Dancing drums ; Adornment headdress ; Architecture monumental ; Sculpture monumental Temple of Abdul Smaal ; Writing pictographic hieroglyphics ; Pottery pottery wheel ; Settlements residential enclosure boma ; Hunting safari native bearers ; Language and culture ; Tourism ; Dance ; Music ; Instruments musical instruments ; Cruise ships ; Kikuyu (African people) ; Acoli (African people)
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