A Territorial Agent collects taxes, take census of the tribes and awards a medal to a tribal chief in Belgian, Congo.
Belgian Congo Date:1939 Duration:4 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A documentary shows how an African tribe is ruled under Colonial Government in Belgian, Congo. A tribal chief and the tribals standing in a group in a village. A territorial agent walks up to the chief and shakes hand with the chief. The territorial agent in the village pins a medal on the tribal chief. He salutes and shakes hands. The agent stands holding a register and a pen, and speaks to the chief. He gives them authority to take census, collect taxes etc. The agent seated at a desk collect taxes from the tribals. The chief seated on a chair. Money kept on the desk. The agent makes an entry in the register. The tribals, one by one pay taxes. Laborers register in Elizabethville for work permits. The laborers seated under the shade of a tree. An officer seated at a desk. The officer writes on a paper. A man speaks to the officer. An officer taking thumb prints of the laborers on a paper. The prints on the paper. The officer gives permit to the man. Another African tribal walks forward for registration. The territorial agent speaks to the medal chief. The tribals make roads and clear the forest path.
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