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Muslim farmers and artisans using ancient methods as they work in the Middle East

Moslem farmers in the Middle East use ancient methods in agriculture. Opening scene shows Arab farmers plowing a field with a wooden plow pulled by a team of oxen. A farmer irrigates a field using a manual, counterbalanced bucket device. Glimpse of a small child stepping in front of the camera. Water flowing in an irrigation ditch. A group of farmers bending low over a field as they harvest grain by hand, using large knives. Men using teams of oxen to work the ground. A woman diggin clay for use in pottery making. Another woman creating a large pot from clay. Women at work on a loom. Metal artisans working at a stall in an outdoor market. Closeup of a man hammering designs on outer edges of a large metal tray.

Date: 1936
Duration: 2 min 9 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Education in the Muslim world of the Middle East

Boys asembled at a madrassa Islamic school outside a mosque in the Middle East. They sit on a large rug on the ground. Their shoes are off (on the ground near the rug). Their teacher, dressed in black, holds a stick as he conducts their study. The students sway forward and back as they recite passages from the Koran. At the end of the scene, one of the boys is playfully roughed up by several others. Scene shifts to the Al Azhar Mosque and its Minarets in Cairo, Egypt. (The Al Azhar University is associated with it.) Next, a public scribe is seen writing a letter for an illiterate customer. Closeup of the scribe writing in ink.

Date: 1936
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Markets, commerce, and architecture in the Muslim world of the Middle East

Opening scene shows families, including small children, walking through a bazaar in North Africa. Some riders on horseback pass them. A man in a fez and several merchants (some carrying goods on their heads) are seen. Customers converse with a seller of metal wares. Scene shifts to a bazaar in Arabia. Arabs and a few in more western dress, walk near the building. Inside, a man is seen sharpening and polishing curved knives. The next market shown is in Syria. A busy street is seen in front of the bazaar, with some persons riding camels. A merchant walking with a donkey carrying a load of goods. A boy rides a small donkey. Pedestrians abound. Wooden objects are displayed in one of the stalls of the market place, where carpenter is seen working on an item. Slate describes the next bazaar as located in North India (current-day Pakistan). A crowded market is seen with many textiles displayed and numerous persons walking through the area. Multistory buildings line the market. Views of Mosques in Moslem countries. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul,turkey. The Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha (Alabaster Mosque) in the Citadel of Cairo, Egypt A mosque with five low domes (minaret not seen) in Yemen. The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore. Women carrying parcels on their heads, as they walk past massive clay structures. Closeup of a woman with several children, who run to play in yard near a clay house. A donkey stands in the yard. Examples of some large attractive clay buildings in southern Arabia.

Date: 1936
Duration: 2 min 36 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
President Lyndon Johnson gives a speech on Middle East at a state dinner in Washington D.C.,United States

President Lyndon Johnson gives a speech on peace in Middle East at a state dinner at the White House in Washington D.C.,United States. He urges the leaders of the Middle East to talk about issues of tension so as to establish peace in the region.President Lyndon Johnson gives a speech on peace in Middle East at a state dinner at the White House in Washington D.C.,United States. He urges the leaders of the Middle East to talk about issues of tension so as to establish peace in the region.

Date: 1964
Duration: 2 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet PM Kosygin addresses UN General Assembly regarding the Middle East crisis; dividing wall in Jerusalem is demolished.

Discussions on the Middle East crisis in the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Soviet Prime Minister Alexey Kosygin arrives by an airplane. He climbs down the stairs. His daughter Liudmila Gvishiani at the airport with her husband Dzherman Gvishiani. Kosygin speaks in the General Assembly of the United Nations about the Middle East and condemns the U.S. for allegedly encouraging Israel. U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets Australian Prime Minister Harold Edward Holt and his wife Zara Kate Dickens. He talks about the Middle East crisis days after the Six-day war, and urges Israeli-Arab negotiation with world cooperation. In the old city of Jerusalem, the dividing wall separating Jewish and Arab sections of the Holy City is demolished by bulldozers and religious orthodox Jews in a pilgrimage flock to the Wailing Wall or Western Wall.

Date: 1967, June 20
Duration: 2 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various scenes showing life and the role of camels in the Moslem World, especially Arabia

Riders on camels are seen at sunset, passing the palm trees of an oasis. Slate describes Arabia and similar places as "lands of the camel." A mounted rider leads a line of camels, across sands. They are silhouetted against a light sky background. Map of Europe, Africa, and Asia, shows areas where Muslims reside, and camels are commonly encountered. An arab is seen plowing a field, with a camel pulling a rudamentary plow. Closup of a camel on a circular treadmill powering a water pump. A camel pulling a long pole for a construction. A herd of camels at a watering hole. A camel caravan preparing for departure. An Arab coaxing a baby camel into a line. A caravan of camels, heavily laden with goods, moving across desert. Men walking alongside laden camels as they climb up a steep hillside. A woman riding in a camel-drawn two-wheeled cart.

Date: 1936
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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