Sierra Leone and Tanzania Celebrate Independence

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Sierra Leone and Tanzania Celebrate Independence
1963–1977
USSR | 70 minutes

Never-before-seen footage of African-Soviet relationships are explored in these archival film reels sourced from the Russian State Documentary Film and Photo Archive at Krasnogorsk: Sierra Leonean Parliamentarians visit the USSR and meet exchange students; a USSR delegation visits Sierra Leone and attends beautiful cultural celebrations, such as ritual dances and songs of love and freedom; Julius Nyerere talks about socialism, economy and culture in Tanzania; and Soviet Parliamentarians visit Tanzania.

Series: New York African Film Festival

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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