Somalia-the Republic on the Equator.. (1964)

Film-document №6010 5 parts, Duration: 0:49:09 to collection Price category A

Availability of videosources

Needs clarification of possibility of digitizing in HD.

Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Poselskiy I.

Script writers: Makaseev B., Yatsun E.

Operators: Makaseev B., Yatsun E.

Composers: Feygin L.

Text writers: Ilinskiy V., Sturua M.


A newsreel about Somalia: landscapes, agriculture, industry.

Temporary description

Landscapes Somalia: palm trees on the beach, and camels in the desert, blooming cacti. Gen. people in Somalia: a woman rocking a child, a boy chases a herd of sheep, a young man herding the calves, the girl he waters the camels. Residents of one of the pastoral tribes are moving to new pastures: things are loaded on camels, go with a caravan on the savannah, are spending the night in tents in the trees, watered the cattle at the well. A tropical landscape Somalia: tropical plants, banana plantations and coconut groves. Type Italian of agricultural farms "Roman." Types city of Mogadishu - the capital of Somalia: the streets, the palace of the Sultan, the minarets of mosques, military barracks, the prison building. Newsreel liberation uprising against colonial rule (1960): the descent of the British and Italian flags with the administrative buildings of the city, meeting of the Parliament of the Republic, swearing in of Somali President Aden Abdullah Osman. Type of Somali villages: women working in the field, prepare food, collect water from the well. The construction of the seaport of Kismayo. Seeing the Somali students to study in the USSR. Building in Somalia, with the participation of Soviet specialists dairy plant. The construction of the hospital, printing plant. Fauna Somalia: ostriches, monkeys, antelopes, elephants, deer in the savannah. The development of land savanna: tillage tractors, work machines, cutters, drilling of wells. Type of the first field of wheat. Development scientists Somali national literature. Address by the Prime Minister of Somalia, Ali Shermarke.