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People of the Chad
Description: Native life in the interior of French Equatorial Africa, picturing inhabitants at work, village life, customs, and ceremonies.
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Clip #: TFA-312A
Length: 11:37
Year: 1945
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Africa
Country: Chad
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
1940s, Africa, Chad, aerials over Chad, plains, rivers, savannas, forests, geographer and caravan of natives embarking on charting expedition, thicket clearers, drummers, bearers carrying equipment and provisions, geographer setting up barometer and recording barometric pressure so that altitude can be calculated for road builders, another geographer recording barometric pressure at main base for comparison, geographer providing medical help to native child, campfire being started by rubbing sticks together, geographer working on maps in mosquito net tent, limited roads, truck driving on road, led by geologists natives building road in jungle by building bridge, coffee plants being started in greenhouses and transplanted into soil in whicker pots, coffee beans, natives using mortars and pestles to pound peanuts in unison to extract oil, Fort Lemy, N’Djamena, cattle in pastureland, dairy, milk centers, woman milking cow, man drinking milk, women carrying jugs of milk and babies on their backs to market, milk center expert testing milk for butterfat content, hand-driven churn being used to make butter, cheese being made and packaged, butcher shop, butchers making bully beef by soaking meat in brine and hanging in warm sun to cure, horseman herding livestock to less fortunate region, cattle herd being driven across river, cattle drive, men carrying cotton retrieved near their huts on their heads to factory, cotton being weighed, payment being issued, male workers feeding cotton into ginning machines where seeds are separated from fibers, balers carrying massive bale towards truck, miners digging for gold and transporting rock in wheelbarrows, miners washing rock and retrieving gold dust, remote villages, mud and straw huts, communal well, watershed, women wearing lip plates, soldiers carrying high powered binoculars and rifles while other still carry spears drinking from shared bowl, woman carrying cotton and wearing traditional printed cotton dress twirling around, man filming soldiers wearing woven caps and younger brothers copying them, tribal dancing accompanied by musicians and onlookers clapping hands in unison

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