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- Presents the people of the Sung dynasty in everyday activities in old Cathay through the use of a photographic representation of a famous Chinese art scroll. Uses music and narration to bring the content of the scroll to life.
- Main contributors:
- Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, George Herzog
- Reveals the activities, customs, and traditions of the Watussi, an African people characterized by their advanced culture. Shows the ruling prince and royal family and activities in the royal household, including weaving, decorating, cooking, and churning. Portrays the prince as he inspects his cattle and leads a hunt, and depicts his young son presiding over a ceremonial dance.
- Describes the arts and crafts of the Bakuba people of the Congo and briefly describes other aspects of their culture. Indicates the probable origin of the Bakuba in northern Africa. Pictures weaving, embroidery, tattooing, and making of statuary. Shows trinkets used to decorate costumes and presents details of the most ornate costume of the hereditary king.