Film
French imperial road. (1938)

Film-document №67053 2 parts, Black-white to collection Price category G

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Director: Desharm Polj-Edmon. Decharme Paul-Edmond

Operators: Tabar Moris. Tabard Maurice

Reel №1

A documentary about the Caravan, the route of which originates in North Africa / Algeria / and moves across the Sahara towards black Africa / Sudan /.

Trucks traveling across the Sahara through the province of Bechar / west Algeria /.

The first stop.

An oasis in the desert.

Population meets trucks.

Desert landscape.

Locality Beni-Abbes: residents, police squad, fishermen at the river.

Oasis.

Holiday: singing and dancing to celebrate the opening of the dam.

Date palms.

The first church of St.

Bernard in Beni Abbes.

The journey continues.

The second stop in the province of Adrar.

Construction of the railway.

The settlement in the desert, a herd of camels.

A crowd of people in the square, holiday, music, dancing.

Oasis, water, palm trees.

Women melyat flour.

Children accompany the caravan.

The journey continues through the desert

Key words

Algeria, northern Africa, desert, travel, Oasis, attractions

Reel №2

A documentary about the Caravan, the route of which originates in North Africa / Algeria / and moves across the Sahara towards black Africa / Sudan /.

Last oasis.

Here, check the technical condition of the truck.

Here, travelers rest.

Again, in a way.

Stop: the driver pours water tired legs.

The next stop in the camp, where the road builders live.

Again, in a way.

Truck gets stuck in the sand.

Returning to the road.

Shows a tree.

Village - an oasis in the tropics.

Palm trees, tomatoes.

The bridge over the river dried up.

Raising of the French flag.

Music and dance of the local population.

Women-native women.

Final stage.

Stop.

Shepherds on horseback chase a flock of sheep and cattle to drink.

The village Burem - flourishing town.

Mosque.

Caravan animals delivers supplies for the workers on the construction of the road.

Construction of the road in the desert: the men with picks.

Tractor.

City Gao / Mali /.

Caravan Meeting the local population.

Music, dance, joy.

Reis finished

Key words

North Africa, Mali, 1930, travel, Sudan, desert, cars, oasis, landmarks, life