Newsreel film of Josip Broz Tito’s state tour of Africa (1970)

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FILMSKE NOVOSTI. Newsreel by production company Filmske Novosti of Josip Broz Tito’s state tour of Africa, 1970. ‘Even though the photos convey the impression of warm welcome (thousands of people in the streets, toasts, gift exchanges, shaking hands with African leaders, visits to factories and cultural institutions), the “moving images” of newsreels and documentaries made by Filmske novosti best convey an atmosphere of hospitality, cordiality, the sheer scale of gatherings, and people’s enthusiasm in a more striking way. It is astonishing to see thousands of people running after Tito’s car, waving Yugoslav flags and Tito posters, or dancing for him.’ – Dr Radina Vučetić (University of Belgrade). Film reproduced by permission of the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, in conjunction with the Pitt Rivers Museum’s exhibition Tito in Africa: Picturing Solidarity (13 November 2017 to 8 April 2018).

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