Scope and Contents
With the feel and flavor of a travelogue, this film touches briefly on a variety of locations, people, and events throughout this East African country. Places visited include Addis Ababa, the hot springs of Awash, the Blue Nile Gorge, Tisisat Falls, Lake Tsana, Daga Island, Dek Island, Gonder, Lalibela, and Aksum. Ethiopia's diverse cultural make-up is illustrated through glimpses of the daily lives of various groups. One segment of the film focuses on religious ceremonies of the Ethiopian Coptic Church. Different churches around the country provide the backdrop for several striking religious festivals. Also shown are monasteries and church treasures.
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1 Film Reel (61 minutes) : sound, color ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (61 minutes)) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16 mm. print; incomplete.
Walter Gurnee Dyer, photographer and narrator; Betty Dyer, sound.
- Ethiopia, 1971
- Iris Lee
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