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Other titles:AMATEUR FILM BY ROSIE NEWMAN [Alternative Title]
Summary: Amateur colour footage shot and edited by Rosie Newman of her travels in Cyprus and Greece, January, probably 1953.
Description: The film opens with air to ground shots from an aeroplane of the snow covered Alps, the Italian coastline and Rome. The film continues with highlights of Rosie Newman's visit to Cyprus including scenes in and around Kyrenia, carob and olive trees, a farmer ploughing and sheep grazing. Dramia, the home of Lady Loch: exterior shots of the house and gardens, and Lady Loch (?) playing with a dog. Brief scenes in and around the village of Belle Paise, street scenes, the Mukhtar (the head man) wearing Turkish trousers and the Abbey of Belle Paise. Scenes in and around the village of Kazaphani including baking bread, drawing water from a well, a donkey carrying a large load, men sitting in a coffee shop, hanging out washing and shots of peasents with their donkeys. The Castle of St Hilarion. Very brief scenes in Galata in the Solea Valley. Asinou Church. The Tekke Umm Haram (?). Scenes in Nicosia including the various stalls and vendors in the market, and old monastery now used for homes and the Post Office. The "new" road along the crest of the Kyrenian Hills. Mersinkki Forest Station. Various views over the Kyrenian Hills. Scenes in Phlamoudi village (?). Another view of Lady Loch in her garden at Dramia. Leaving Cyprus by air. Aerial shot Rhodes and the "Grecian Islands" (sic Cyclades islands).
The second part of the film covers the highlights of Rosie Newman's visit to Athens, including the Acropolis, the eleventh century Byzantine church at Daphni, street scenes in Athens and the harbour of Turkolimano (?). The films ends with poor air to ground shots of the countryside and coastline taken during a "bumpy" return flight.
Production Details: Newman, RosieBritish film-maker, "Britain at War" (Production individual)
Newman, RosieBritish film-maker, "Britain at War" (Production individual)
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Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: English
Soundtrack language: English
Technical Details: Format: 16mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 820 ft; Running time: 34 mins
Notes: Further information on Rosie Newman and her films is held in the Production Office.
The date of January 1953 is not certain. According to a caption the film was shot after 1951 and the only record of a screening of this film in the papers belonging to Lady Newman is on 13 December 1956.
Shot on 16mm Kodachrome