|Title ID||7127||Collection ID||766|
|Title||[East Africa Road Trip]|
|Collection||John Wood Collection|
|Theme||Family Life Rural Life Urban Life|
|Keywords||Aircraft Airports Animals Boats Bridges Buildings Cars Children Communities Dance Ethnic Groups Family Harbours Houses Lakes Mothers Motor Vehicles Nature Reserves Rivers Rural Areas|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This colour film provides highlights of a group on safari through Kenya, passing through several national parks and hunting lodges. By road, a group tour a coastal resort near Mombasa, crossing the Mtwapa bridge to continue through several Nature Reserves, filming wild animals and the rural landscape from a moving car.
This film opens with a wide shot of an airport with a BOAC plane landing on a runway, inter cut with a view of a garden covered in fresh snow.
The next section shows several scenes of a colonial building with a large lake and a small car ferry (?) coming into a slipway. Aboard a boat, the camera captures views of other vessels on the water, followed by a brief scene of a man firing several small canons from the cliff edge (?).
The next sequence from a vehicle passing over the Mtwapa Bridge captures views of the creek and a brief view of a village, cutting to a beach scene with two men in portrait posing next to a very large Sword Fish hung on a sign. The film then cuts to mixed street scenes of a busy township road flanked by rows of huts with thatched roofs and a large derelict colonial building (?).
The next section opens with exterior shots of a game lodge with a signpost offering directions to other lodges and landmarks cutting to a series of mixed shots of wild animals as seen from a moving safari car, stopping on a road to navigate around a group of local men clearing land with machetes and hand tools.
A longer a series of wide shots of a rural village focuses on a group of thatched huts neatly arranged around a central building (?) with several children approaching the camera. The road trip then continues passing through a checkpoint into a national park, with the Chania Falls and a river with a flock of pink flamingo.
The penultimate section opens with views of a group visiting a tea plantation, where local workers pick tea and carry baskets around the farm (further views of the tea plantation can also be seen in TID 7126). A brief view of Mount Kilimanjaro leads into views of giraffes and elephants in the National Park, followed by a sequence of moving shots passing through central Nairobi with the 'Tusker Lager' factory next to a 'Shell BP' refinery, on route to a dockside. The film closes with views of a clock tower in a busy street with a tram and a truck passing through the shot.