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Jamaican Independence (1962)


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Kingston, Jamaican Independence.

L/Ss street in Kingston Jamaica. M/S statue of Queen Victoria. C/U rain falling in puddles. C/U puddle. M/S garden showing rain literally running off branch of tree. L/S aircraft landing at airport. L/S of the crowd. C/U sign 'WELCOME TO HRH PRINCESS MARGARET AND EARL SNOWDON' L/S the Governor walking across tarmac. L/S of plane taxiing on runway. M/S of the Governor and the Prime Minster Mr Bustamante waiting on the tarmac. L/S of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon (Anthony Armstrong-Jones) coming down steps and greeting Governor and Prime Minister. M/S of Margaret walking onto saluting base. L/S Guard of Honour as they start to present arms, L/S of Margaret on saluting base.

L/S of crowds in street. L/S of the motorcade coming towards camera, crowds lining route. More shots of Margaret in car. C/U of disabled girl guides. M/S of Princess Margaret talking to disabled scouts. M/S of Margaret shaking hands with woman. C/U of Margaret. L/S royal car arriving at the stadium. M/S of trumpeters. M/S Margaret stepping out of car shakes hands with Bustamante, she is then introduced to another man. C/U Margaret. L/S of the crowd. M/S of Margaret speaking.

M/S of the crowd around her. L/S of band playing the national anthem. Various shots of children marching around stadium. C/U of Manley watching. Shots of girls dancing, reflection in huge puddle. L/S children waving pan to royal car leaving. L/S of stadium at night, and playing. M/S crowd. M/S the Governor and Bustamante at base of flagpole Bustamante hands flag to soldier who salutes and walks round towards the flagpole as the Governor and Bustamante walks away. M/S of the Governor and Bustamante. Shot of the flag being raised. L/Ss of fireworks going off.

L/S of crowds outside the parliament building. Angle shot of the parliament building. C/U the new coat of arms. L/S of ministers arriving for the opening ceremony. L/S of Bustamante arriving. L/S of Margaret and Lord Snowdon arriving. L/S of Margaret walking up dais and sitting down. The Prime Minister is handed speech. She reads speech. Audience watching. M/S opposition leader Norman Manley making speech. Various of crowds.
FILM ID:1727.29

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