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Moslem pilgrims climb the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwa and pray in a mosque in Mecca; view of old Jerusalem.

Muslim pilgrims in Mecca. Moslem pilgrims climb the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwa. Hajj pilgrims pray at a mosque. Negro Moslems cross a canal in Nigeria. Houses and mosques in the holy city of Mecca. View of old city of Jerusalem and ancient wall around it, and an encampment of non Muslims outside the city wall. A dramatization shows men fighting during a Christian versus Muslim crusade campaign. Ruins of a crusader castle.

Date: 1936
Duration: 3 min 3 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People on camels during the Holy Wars which help in the spread of Islam from Asia to Europe and Africa.

A documentary on the Holy Wars and the spread of Islam. A rough animated sketch traces Mohammed's flight from Mecca to Medina in Saudi Arabia. The Holy Wars which spread Islam across two continents. People on camels during the Holy War. A map shows the spread of Islam from Asia to Europe and Africa in 732 AD.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia rides in a motorcade in Washington, DC, during a formal state visit to the U.S.A.

King Faisal ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia during a visit to Washington DC. A banner across the street reads 'Welcome His Majesty King Faisal'. Cars move out of the White House. Spectators line the sidewalks outside the White House. The White House in the background. Flags of the United States and Saudi Arabia. A military bands plays. U,S. military units parade. Spectators line the sidewalks. The King and President Johnson in a motorcade. A poster of King Faisal and President Johnson on a pole. A flag of Saudi Arabia and a poster beneath the flag. The King and the President ride in the rear seat of a limousine, with Secretary of State, while Dean Rusk, and another official occupy the seat in front of them. Secret Service agents stand on the rear of the limousine. People standing at the road side applaud to welcome the King. A flag of Saudi Arabia. U.S. military honor guard. The limousine stops at Blair House, across from the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue. President Johnson and the King of Saudi Arabia step from the car. An greets them and presents the King with a token gift. Photographers take pictures. The King speaks into a microphone, thanking the official for the gift, and also shakes hands with the President. A soldier salutes. President Johnson escorts King Faisal up the steps ot Blair House.

Date: 1966
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Civilians and merchants trade at marketplaces and various mosques,minarets and modern buildings in the Middle East.

Marketplace and architecture in the Middle East. North Africa: Civilians walk through the marketplace. They trade with the merchants. Saudi Arabia: artisan sharpens knives. Syria: display of articles in a shop. North India: carts loaded with bags moves through streets. View of Mosques and minarets in Istanbul,Cairo,Yemen and India. Buildings made from sun dried bricks and clay plaster in a village. In Southern Arabia: View of the artistic buildings made from clay. View of modern buildings in Hadhramaut and Yemen.

Date: 1936
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A caravan faces a fierce sand and wind storm in Saudi Arabia.

A documentary 'The Moslem World Out of the Desert' on Islam and Arab desert life in Saudi Arabia. A camel caravan in a desert. Shadows of the caravan on the sand. A man on a camel. Ripples on the sand. Desert vegetation. A sand storm. The caravan battles the fierce sand and wind storm. Men lie down close to their camels to protect themselves from the blowing sand. Eventually the entire caravan becomes almost completely covered by the sand.

Date: 1936
Duration: 3 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Montage of scenes pertaining to Arabia

Opening scene shows Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud) founder of Saudi Arabia, with members of his retinue, stepping from a Royal Dutch Airlines Fokker VIII airplane at an airport. The words: "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Aviation Company) and a crest appear on the side of the aircraft. The King and party are met by a diplomat in a top hat. People in Western European garb stand near a long trailer that looks like a private rail car. It is hooked to a truck tractor, and would seem to be for transporting the King and his party further in their travels. In complete change of scene, armed Arab cavalry parade and then demonstrate prowess riding and shooting from horseback. Western Europeans mingle with Arab sheiks and a French officer. A young Emir (Arabic Prince) entertains friends. He, and they, wears western clothes. view of members of a tribe of desert nomads.

Date: 1936
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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