Screen magazine. No. 8

United States, 1950

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Episode of Series “This is the United Nations”
Cinemagazine items: 1. UN at work on world wide system of road signs - An amusing allegory with cartoons by Steinburg. Explains how the two different systems used in Europe and America make it difficult for a travelling motorist to find their way outside their own country. 2. Eritrea federated to Ethiopia - Explains how United Nations investigated political problems posed by Eritrea, a former Italian colony on the Red Sea. The population was divided in race and religion; the land poor; political opinions strongly divided; some sought independence; some wanted union with Ethiopia. After the report by a UN Commission, the General Assembly decided to federate the country to Ethiopia within two years.

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United Nations. Film Board



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This is the United Nations

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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Eritrea (Ethiopia)

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Cinemagazines

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Newsreels - United States

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobile driving

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication and traffic

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Roads - United States

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Traffic flow

Crafts & Visual Arts → Signs and symbols


Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Colonies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethiopia - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political science

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United Nations

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Colonies

History → United Nations

Literature → Allegory

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Signs and symbols

Places → Eritrea (Ethiopia)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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