This clip contains footage of a newsreel from the 1960s, but focuses mainly on the violence in the Republic of Congo as it became independent from Belgium. Begins with MCU of President Kennedy at a podium, cuts to footage of people in Japan linking arms and running, cuts to a bride with a long veil walking up the steps in a church, cuts to WS of a house destroyed by an earthquake, cuts to MCU of Fidel Castro at a podium. White text saying: Africa appears. Cuts to various shots of tribal people in different parts of Africa. Cuts to a map of Africa, VO names each country that became independent: Malagasy, Somalia, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Voltaic Republic, Ivory Coast, Togo, Dahomey, Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo. Cuts to various shots of tribes dancing and playing music, some wear paint and headdresses. Cuts back to map with text: Republic of the Congo. Cuts to WS of Congolese people running in the street. Cuts to MS of Congo army men beating a man with their fists and the butt of their rifles. Cuts to WS in a field, army members beat on one man, people run in BG. Cuts to MS of a white Belgian family walking to a plane, army members stand on either side. MS of plane as white families ascend the stairs. Cuts to MS of Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Kasa-Vubu walking down a tarmac.