CORONATION OF SHAH OF IRAN After 26 years, the Shah of Iran crowns himself "King of Kings" and his Empress, Furah, the first crowned Queen in his nation's history. Pomp and splendor recalls Old Persia as the new Monarch pledges more progress and prosperity for Iran.
DR. RAMSEY BECOMSE HEAD OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND At the Church of England's Cathedral of Canterbury, the one hundredth head of the Church of England, Dr. Arthur Ramsey, is enthroned and becomes the Archbishop of Canterbury is a ceremony of great religious ritual.
BERLIN OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES One hundred thousand people attend the opening of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Hitler is in attendance for the Opening Ceremony. The athletes march into the stadium with their countries' flags. The ceremonial flame is lit with the Olympic torch. Track and Field events begin the Games, including the javelin and different races.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:03:21:00, No Audio
MAKING FIRE The importance and ritual of making fire for the Navaho people. Several MSs and CUs of the sticks being rubbed and rotated to create the friction necessary to create the sparks in the straw kindling. A CU shows the beginning smoke and the sparks being nurtured into flame. Two of the shots show the campfire providing light for ceremonial music and dancing. Children can be seen in the background. In addition there is a good CU of an elderly Navaho man wearing a headband and a red and white checkered shirt, also a CU of a man's thumbs. The audio is somewhat garbled.
Date: 1990s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:26:00, No Audio
FUNERAL RITE Home movie footage from a funeral rite in India. A woman of lower class is cremated in a funeral pyre and an upper class man is cremated using cow dung and mud. Good shots of the priest performing funeral rites, a dead woman and man, a pile of wood, a burning funeral pyre and family members standing around to pay respect.
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:08:08:00, No Audio
INDIAN WEDDING CEREMONY Footage from a home movie of a wedding ceremony in India w/ shots of the bride and groom, guests, food, the bride's feet being adorned with rings, barefoot people taking part in the ceremony - so they don't desecrate the wedding ceremony, an Indian band playing.
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:06:30:00, No Audio
INDIAN WEDDING HOME MOVIE SHOTS Home movie footage of a wedding in India. Good shots of a decorated car, gold and silver daggers in the waist sashes of upper class men, upper class women and crowds of family and friends sitting inside the temple.
Date: 1968 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:02:45:00, No Audio
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