Tropical Africa

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Commissioned by the Twentieth Century Fund, this film depicts the turbulent world of Africa below the Sahara, focusing on the problems of people emerging from the primitive into the modern world. Young educated Africans have called it the fairest, most perceptive film on Africa and a step towards an understanding of its new countries. Photographed by Julien and Sam Bryan, with exciting animation by Philip Stapp. Norman Lloyd's original score is inspired by the music of Africa (1964 IFF catalog)


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Country/Location: Africa (Sub-Saharan)

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Producer: Julien Bryan

Director: William Claiborne

Cinematographer: Julien Bryan, Sam Bryan, Ray Garner

Production Company: IFF

Additional Production: Animation by Philip Stapp; Original Score by Norman Lloyd; Editorial Consultant Dr. George H. T. Kimble

Running Time: 29 min.

Years Filmed: 1960

Decade Produced: 1960s

Years Distributed: 1961-1981

Film Gauge: 16mm

Stock: Kodachrome

Footage Count: 1099'

Sound: Narrated

Notes: "Africa: A New Look" replaced this title in the catalogue in 1981.

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