Scope and Contents
This footage is comprised of outtakes of the Warner Brothers feature film The Congo but there is no information on it in the Warners' archives. The print was given to the museum by Norman Moray, of Warners, in 1947, on behalf of Harry M. Warner. The film was made in the Congo region that is now Zaire and provides a survey of landscapes (waterfalls, and the Lualaba River), as well as the wildlife (an elephant and a lion), and the people of the region (pygmies and Mubira people). The footage ends with a test to determine the guilt or innocence of an accused witch. She is forced to take poison which, it is believed, will not kill her if she is innocent. Since she dies, she is proven guilty.
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Conditions Governing Access
Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.
1 Film Reel (5 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 35 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (5 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 35 mm. print; incomplete.
Warner Bros., producer.
- Congo, 1940
- Iris Lee
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