The Congo River. (1910 - 1919)

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Reel №1



The French ship off the coast of the Canary Islands.

On board the crew and passengers.

Captain looks through binoculars on the hilly bank.

The boat on the water, the sailors rowing.

The boat with the new passenger ship comes to pick them up on the board.

Map of Africa, the equator line.

Watershed of Lake Chad and the Congo River belongs to France and Belgium.

Cruise departs from the port of Matadi deep into the Belgian Congo.

The railway is among the jungle.

At the side you can see the settlement of Africans.

A tropical forest.

Stopping along the way, near the train crowd of Africans, Africans with children.

The path is from Brazzaville to Banguta / Bunty? / Congo-full-flowing river in Africa.

The river banks.

African swims by boat to the shore.

Bangut / Bunty / / - shopping center area.

Market Bangute, is a trader, a woman with bound children.

Individual trays with the goods.

Aboriginal settlement.

There are naked Africans sit WFFL huts.

Map of South-West Africa.

The line is the Congo River from Brazzaville to Benguta.


Large cabin in vmde barn.

These tribes are delivered rubber and hand over his European agents.

Sit negros with big baskets of rubber wait queue.

Pour rubber into baskets carried into the cabin.

Dancing tribe dankasov in Bamber.

Dancers are divided into two groups, one group of body and face paint in white.

Hats decorated with local spiny plants.

Go to the dance in circles in different directions.

Within the "white" on the outer circle are women.

Africans are blowing the trumpets, beat the drums

Key words

France, Africa, river, lake, shipping, port, natives, women, children, entertainment, trade

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The natives hunters with spears set on fire in the bushes, waiting for prey.

Women tribe bayasov caught in the bushes field crickets, for them it is a treat.

Type in the native village.

Plantation of cassava, the main food bayasov.

Women motyzhat land from bushes.

Collect cassava leaves, too, they are eaten.

The children gather leaves.

After 18 months, digging up roots of cassava, they are shallow in the ground.

Undermining the roots, put in the basket.

Women put the baskets on their heads, going to the village with the children.

Along the way there are pets.

Then the rhizomes are cut and soaked in water to acid released from them.

For neskoleo days hard ball and soak it easy to extirpate.

Women clean the root.

In the hut sat the women.

They pounded roots in the flour, whisk collected, sifted.

The flour is poured into the boiling water and kneaded dough stick.

From this test, make bread

Key words

France, Africa, natives, women, children, animals, food, plants, hunting

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Two girls-native women pounded millet with long sticks in a wooden bowl.

They fit the third girl.

Millet shift in the basket and go peermyvat it to the river.

At the river on the shore is a boat, a man in her vault.

Ran the boys are jumping into the water, the boat sails.

Girls wash up millet in water.

Immediately give to drink and bathe the horses.

Man holding horse.

Girls, how the matter will begin to swim.

Way to attract attention: the girl out of the water, limping.

The man leads the horse, puts the girl on her leads.

Everyone goes home.

The village children run.

Boy with his mother coming to the well, the mother lowers the vessel taking on water.

Girls swimming.

Loving couple sitting on the shore, embracing.


The groom comes to the girl's father with svoitm friend who talks

Key words

France, natives, women, food, river, children, marriage, entertainment

Reel №4



The groom with a friend in the hut of the bride speak with her father.

The girl and mother sit immediately.

Dzhimta can only give 100 francs and 5 kids.

Father asks 10 kids.

Negotiations interrupted.

Dzhimta goes to his father, that he has helped to reduce the price, go with a friend.

Two girls by the fire, one-third of the stomach, goes to the mat falls, it is bad.

The second helps her to lie down.

Auteuil Dzhimty smoking a long pipe, Dzhimta coming to him, says.

Go to the girl's father.

Finally, the parties come to an agreement and cross their arms in a sign of the end of the negotiations.

Lunch at the hut.

Dzhimta approaches his father.

And another carrying a cup of drink, Dzhimta drinks, transfers to another.

A wedding dance.

Residents gather at tamtana.

Get out the women.

Movement dancers.

Dzhimta and she began to speak at the cabin

Key words

France, Africa, natives, women, personalities, marriage, youth

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Port Arshabolt Shari.

PNRM on the river. on the high bank.

By the shore are held here in January lodki.1 great sports festival.

Overturned basket mark the boundary beyond which the audience must be located.

There are natives who are women.

Past the spectators rush riding horsemen of the tribe of Saras.


The aim is to shield the target.

Contestants viewers.

Freestyle wrestling.

Two fighter, the judge, the audience around.

The hardest thing to get the prize, which is fastened on the end of a pole, greased.

The natives are trying to climb up, they do not help themselves Kolyanu.


In a huge ball played by two women's teams

Key words

France, Africa, the port, sports, festivals, women, natives, river

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The river is a hut in the middle of the boat, the bow and stern paddle poles.

Other lodka.

PNRM. along the shore.

The view from the hut to the rowers.

The boat is located and a kitchen.

Eating on the go.

Pelicans on the water, in the shallows, islets.

Group of pelicans.

Old earthen oxen, they settles marabou.

The ruins of old settlements, stone walls.

The village, hut, sheltered with palm leaves.

Children in front of the camera.

The stone fence of the village.

In every yard dried fish.

The boy turns the fish in the sun.

Group natives dragged out of the water hippo carcass perevorachvayut.

Dragged along the ground.

To help hasten more natives.

Suitable colonial agents in pith hats.

Megemota cut

Key words

Africa, natives, children, hunting, animals, birds, river, fishing

Reel №7



Map of the Belgian Congo.

On the banks of the river near the Logone Arshambolta located original buildings Massai tribe.

Kraal Masai-domed huts, arranged in a circle.

The village is surrounded by a stone wall.

Huts reach 8 meters.

Login closing mats.

Dawn, an entrance, a man comes out, coming to another hut, hidden in it.

Residents go to the hut, kicked a cow, a goat.

She comes into the shelter.

Local mill-circle.

Women rub the grain.

Immediately located calves.

Yard, runs a herd of goats.

On the river Logone.

To catch a fish, the river span poles.

Children dive into the water with nets, come ashore.

To shore swim boat.

Sit the children, a man carries them out of the boat caught a baby crocodile let him on a string.

To keep the millet from the water, ants and animals, it is folded in a special hut with a hole at the top.

The native climbs back up the stairs, pulls millet, fold into the basket.

Massai gather for singing.

Singer song starts.

There are around tamzana and sing.

The dance included children, women

Key words

France, Africa, natives, children, animals, fish, food

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In mundingov tribe.

The village.

Straw huts peremezhivayutsya stone in the form of tents with holes in the top.

So a woman with a basket.

Dance mundangov.

To make a special dance costumes that represent different mythical images.

Prepare to dance, the natives wear costumes, whirling them.

Costumes worn only by men, women are not allowed to change clothes, they dance in his usual form.

Children and women look at grouppu girls who go to dance.

Female heads shaved convoluted way.

Men spinning in suits sit on the ground.

Spectators tattoo on a woman's skin

Key words

France, Africa, natives, women, entertainment, kids, people

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In the north of Cameroon is Fuldeyg Sultanate.

Before the palace Rey Bubi, chief among sultans, is nepriryvnoe movement.

Go women with jugs on their heads, men with bervnami.

Sit natives.

Throne yard, where the servants come, crouching in front of the Sultan.

On stone pedestal sits under a canopy Sultan.

Before Ray-Bubi prancing riders on horses covered with colorful blankets.

Residents of the village.

They meet the Sultan.

Residents bow, lie prostrate on the ground.

Riders escort.

Trumpets, and horns to alert that the Sultan arrived.

Demonstration of the nobles before the Sultan, they ride on horses.

Alley, the road to the house.

Do children play house.

River, go court.

To berth suitable vessel.

View of the River Congo

Key words

France, Africa, river, people, kings, personalities, women, children, transportation, water