Tropical Africa

United States, 1961

Film
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An account of the forces that are transforming tribal societies into modern states. The struggle for self government, the effort to establish schools, universities and hospitals as well as the rapidly changing agriculture, industries and communications; relationship between black and white African. Deals with the area south of the Sahara.

Credits

producer

William L. Claiborne

Julien Bryan

production company

International Film Foundation

Duration

00:29:26:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1961

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29749

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - Africa

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tribes

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Village communities - Africa

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Africa - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Apartheid - South Africa

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social structure - Africa

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Self-reliance

History → Africa - History

History → Apartheid - South Africa

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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