- Collection ID:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
- Physical Description:
1 Film reel
color silent; 497 feet
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Edited film documents a celebration of Nigerian independence attended by British royalty (possibly Queen Elizabeth). Pageantry includes processions of various leaders and their tribal members and dances. Film also includes street scenes in Lagos with a parade of Catholics and Protestants adults and children, school children in their uniforms, a funeral procession of a sportsman (Chief Joseph Koshonicla Randle?) and children playing games. A European influenced wedding is contrasted with a traditional Nigerian wedding which includes a recreation for the camera of a boy meets girl, boy wins parental consent to marry girl story. Cameraman is Olojo Kosoko.
Legacy keywords: Politics and government ; Processions ; Musical instruments drum ; Dance ; School children ; Games children ; Marriage customs and rites; Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from the National Anthropological Archives in 1999.
From the Peace Corps papers, Willie Mae Watson folder, National Anthropological Archives.
Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Use
Film of Nigeria, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Mae Watson papers, part of the Peace Corps papers.
Human Studies Film Archives
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