Human Studies Film Archives

Ethiopian Jubilee film, 1955

Collection ID:
Sweeney, Edward C., 1906-1967
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
1 Film reel
20 minutes
color silent; 710 feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Edited film, shot in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, documents the 25th anniversary of the coronation of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I. Film includes shots in the Church of St. Mary's, an address by Selassie to the Ethiopian Parliament, the reception of international dignitaries, and processions in the streets of Addis Ababa.
Legacy Keywords: Architecture church ; Coronations ; Procession secular ; Settlement urban
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Catherine Sweeney in 1991.
Processing Information
Titles are supplied by the archivist for untitled films.

Local Number
Local Number
HSFA 1991.3.1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Preferred Citation
Ethiopian Jubilee, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa, Eastern Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopia Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
silent films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1892-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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