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Spanish Morocco

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film of a trip Dr. Willinsky took to the Spanish Moroccan city of Tetuan with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, footage of the sights along city streets, landmarks, markets and the local population are accompanied by music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Portuguese Pot-Pourri and Moroccan Mélange

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a double feature production of a trip Dr. Willinsky took to Portugal and Morocco with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, landscapes, vegetation, historic sites and the local population is interspersed with maps and captions that were added in by Dr. Willinsky to provide context. Featured cities include Lisbon, Tangier, Casablanca and Villa Daressada. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing, interacting with locals and purchasing wares from street vendors." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Snakes

Date produced: 1948

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film of Dr. Willinsky's trip to a snake farm in Miami, Florida. The last few minutes of the film switches to footage of a snake charmer likely taken by Dr. Willinsky in Morocco. Film is in the form of a travelogue with commentary provided by Dr. Willinsky." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Adventures with African Wildlife

Date produced: 1978

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"In the summer of 1978, Robbins Barstow and his wife Meg, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA, took a four-week East African Safari Tour to Tanzania and Kenya, sponsored by the New York Zoological Society. This African wildlife adventure film includes scenes of 53 different species of animals and birds, filmed in the wild, among them Elephant, Giraffe, Rhino, Hippo, Lion, Leopard, Zebra, Wildebeest, Cheetah, and Impala." Archive.org


African Prince, The

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"Silent film set in a small African village. The King takes his young son, the Prince, on a journey to teach him lessons on how to be a great leader by showing appreciation and care for the people they rule. The King guides the Prince to help care for the ill suffering from leprosy, learn skills like farming the land, making clothing and building shelter, and enrolls him in school to get an education and learn religion. The film shows many skills and medical processes of African villagers in detail from start to finish." Chicago Film Archives


African Life

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Julian Gromer

Description:

"Details a journey from New York to Lagos and beyond the interior of Nigeria. Footage includes shots of daily traditional life in the village and concludes with a battle scene between two tribes brandishing spears and bows and arrows." Chicago Film Archives


World Through a View Finder, The (Part II)

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Edwin Mayer

Description:

"This amateur film captures Edwin and Minnie Mayer’s worldwide adventure across Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe in the 1950s. This segment documents stops in Thailand, India, Egypt, Greece, Vatican City, Italy, the Netherlands, and England" Texas Archive of the Moving Image.


King of Allah’s Garden

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Stanley Bean

Mary Jane Bean

Description:

According to the filmmakers, "The scenario was our own—concerning the difficulties confronting a British telegraph company in maintaining communications between Uganda and the Sudan. A story requiring such foreign locale—Africa's desert, veldt and jungle—was written with the object of demonstrating to our audiences the cinema possibilities of our northeastern states" (111).


Tsavo

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

G. Christopher Bonar

Description:

"Tsavo by G. Christopher Bonar of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Chris presents a fine study of the disappearing animal species of Africa. Tsavo is one of the game preserves established to try to halt this disappearance. This 14-minute 16mm film was awarded the Charles A. Kinsley Memorial Award for PSA-MPD Film of the Year, the Golden Microphone Award and the Nature Film Award" PSA Journal, Nov. 1971, 42.


Morocco on my Mind

Date produced: 1970

Filmmaker(s):

Maurice Krakower

Description:

"Morocco on my Mind by Maurice Krakower, a PSA member of Glen Head, N.Y. Maurice has taken the subject of a little visited area and made a winning film with a most unusual narrative treatment. This 16-minute 16mm film was awarded the PSA-MPD Gold Medal and the Travel Film Award" PSA Journal, Nov. 1970, 38.


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