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ITN Roving Report: Mexico of the Plumed Serpent

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Report from Mexico which combines a snapshot history of the country from Aztec times, together with a look at current social and environmental issues.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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MEXICO: Mexico City: Zocalo:
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Firework display (to comme...

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MEXICO: Mexico City: Zocalo:
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Firework display (to commemorate Mexico's 1810 and 1910 revolutions) in square including Catherine Wheels and rockets / Crowd in square watching fireworks / Aerial shot of fireworks looking down on square / Shots showing crowds, fireworks and illuminated buildings on other side of square

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MEXICO: Mexico City:
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View of same square by day mainly empty...

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View of same square by day mainly empty / Cars in streets surrounding square / Shots of various streets and buildings / Shot of Latinoamericana Tower (tallest building outside USA) / Slum buildings with Native Indians outside / Indian woman operating machine to make tortillas / Indians waiting in square (not Zacalo) to be hired on fruit farms in United States / 'Monument to the Revolution' seen from distance across busy street / Shot of 'Petroleus' (commemorating expulsion from Mexico of foreign oil companies in 1936) - a tower with fountain at bottom / Shot of Benito Juarez statue (the father of Mexican independence) / Various shots of Cuauhtemoc (last of the Aztec emperors) statue / Aerial shot of Mexico City showing its sprawling size with mountains in background / GRAPHIC map showing area of Mexico, United States, Cuba and top of South America

MEXICO: San Juan de Ulua:
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Shots of countryside including various plants and trees / Shot of watchman / Boat sailing on sea near island of Ulua / Seventeenth century fortress built by Spaniards on island / Shots of dungeons in fortress

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MEXICO: Veracruz:
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MEXICO: Veracruz:
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Gvs and street scenes (including trams) of city / People walking past colonnades / Marimba band playing in street / Families sitting and eating under arches of city / More of musicians / Shots of Mestizo (mixed Spanish and Indian people) fishermen loading nets on to boat in fishing village near Veracruz / More views of village including fisherman pulling net / Shots of colonnaded buildings in city with people underneath arches/ Shots of various colonial churches

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Shots inside church including close-ups of ceiling decorations / Close up of unidentified Catholic Saint / Close up of Aztec sculpture of frowning face / Shot of sculpture of Quetzalcoatl (plumed serpent god) / Close up of sculpture of bat god

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MEXICO: Oaxaca: Mitla:
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Shots of Aztec temple and ruins / Clos...

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Shots of Aztec temple and ruins / Close up of carvings on wall

MEXICO: Oaxaca: Monte Alban:
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Shots of various Aztec ruins and wall carvings / Close up of Aztec writing on walls

MEXICO: El Tajin:
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Shots of pyramid pagoda of Tajin / Shots of Indians in village market place / People in marketplace buying and trying various products / Piles of cocoa beans / Shots of cactus fruit, sugar and clay pots / People carrying wicker baskets on their backs, just as they did centuries ago / Close up of Aztec painting

MEXICO: Teotihuacan:
Various shots of Aztec ruins in Teotihuacan (an enormous archaeological site in the Basin of Mexico) / Shots of Toltec pyramids of the Sun and Moon / More carvings and representations of Quetzalcoatl / More of ruins in Teotihuacan / Shots of Aztec art showing warriors leading captives by their hair / Artistic impression of Tenochtitlan (Aztec city-state located on an island in Lake Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico) as it was when Spaniards arrived 1519

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Shot of Aztec emblem of eagle and serpent (now symbol of modern M...

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Shot of Aztec emblem of eagle and serpent (now symbol of modern Mexico)

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Desert landscape including rocks, cacti and scrubland / Close up of pineapple / Shot of crops in field / Shots of man on donkey carrying baskets / Farmer behind wooden plough pulled by two cows / Behind farmer his son sows seeds in the ploughed furrow / Shot of growing maize / Family and dog sit outside shack made out of natural materials / Close up of woman preparing corn as part of making tortillas / Woman powdering chalk to mix in with dough / Various Indian women using rolling pins and boardson which tortillas are rolled out / Close up shots of tortillas being tossed and flattened / Shots of impoverished Indians outside house / Shot of woman in house washing clothes in trough

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MEXICO: Veracruz: Papaloapan River:
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Shot of newly constructed dam on river / Dam workers queuing to be paid / Empty building above dam / Painted mural showing horror of floods compared with plentiful crops and happy looking family in post-dam landscape / Indian children outside village school / Close up of children / Children playing in playground on swings and see-saws

MEXICO: Mexico City:
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Shots of City University campus / Students sitting on grass / Various University buildings including mosaic featuring eight kneeling figures in a boat / Statue of plumed serpent

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