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    Depicts medical work of the London Missionary Society at Jianganj, specifically at the new hospital built by the Society to serve the Murshidabad district of Bengal. Mission staff featured include Dr. Beryl Bowering and Dr. Oliver Newell.

     
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    KAROO 1939

    FOCUS ON THE EMPIRE

    A film of life on a Karoo farm in South Africa on which large flocks of sheep ar e kept. We see them being sheared and the wool loaded on to a train for Port El izabeth. Later it is shipped to England. The story is centred round ...

     
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    A ceremonial procession of elephants and carriages. Departure of dignitaries in limousines.

     
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    (B/W) Erosion control in Coon Creek, Wisconsin, "Placed with Siwalik film as my USA tour in 1934-35 gave me ideas as to what was needed in Siwaliks". Trenches and rubble bunds in Kalachitta, Attock. Building stone and wire bolsters in Nurpur Kangra to ...

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society in Salem, including Salem Boarding School, Salem Training School for Women Teachers and the Boys' High School.

     
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    AMATEUR. Bazaar scenes; oil fields and oil rigs; winches; man going down oil well; ball game played with feet.

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society at Atur, among the Kuruvas tribespeople. Mission staff featured include the Indian Pastor, Mr. T. Narasimham.

     
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    PEACETIME ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NAVY, CONCENTRATING ON THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET ON EXERCISES

     
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    Amateur film showing a picnic in Anglesey and the political officers' Residency, Jaipur.

    Fay and June bathing at Jaipur, 1940. Horse riding in grounds of Residency. Picnicing on Anglesey beach. Jaipur residency gardens in 1939. The Hindustan- ...

     
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    Men operating capstan for digging a well. Women and children bringing home the hay. Flowers and views. (b/w) Travellers on the Una road through Kangra valley. Panorama and pond. Garhi Manaswal camp and village scenes. Loading kit on camels. Wrapped up ...

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary society in Jammalamadugu, including scenes from a local festival, and work at the Jammalamadugu General Hospital and Girls' Boarding School.

     
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    Samoan Sidelights. Includes three sequences - Sinnet Making (a kind of twine); Samoan Kava ceremony; Roasting the Ceremonial Pig.

     
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    Amateur film. Tanggye; bazaar scenes; Inle Lake Buddhist festival - rowing through rushes in procession, decorated boats; last Durbar ever performed by the Governor.

     
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    "INTEREST". The dances, housing and local industries of New Guinea. A map indicates the equatorial rain forests in South America, South Africa and South East Asia. Scenes showing the vegetation, islanders walk in single file beneath palm trees ...

     
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    A welcoming committee of dignitaries for the arrival of a train. A procession through the streets with elephants. The groom (?) in a limousine with a mounted escort. View from upstairs window. CU of elephants. Pan of horses and attendants. English and ...

     
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    RAINS CAME 1939

    Melodrama of the love of an English society woman and a high caste doctor in India during natural disasters and epidemics.

     
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    Depicts the work of the London Missionary Society in Cuddapah, including the Vocational Middle School.

     
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    Travelogue on Palestine emphasising its modern industrial as well as its historical and religious aspects.

     
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    BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS

    "ENGLISH GIRL WINS TABLE TENNIS TITLE". Table tennis competition at Wembley. Jean Nichol wins. Bergman of Austria wins men's English title.

    "HITLER'S SPEECH REASSURES WORLD". In Berlin, Adolf Hitler addresses audience on the ...

     
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    GB

    Story of the maiden voyage of HMS Ashanti, a Tribal Class destroyer, to visit the Gold Coast to "show herself to the tribesmen of the country."

    Brief introductory history of the Ashanti kingdom, now an enlightened ...

     
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    UFA NR 420 1939

    Germany

    I. Helsinki prepares for 1940 Olympics. Reportedly unaffected by world events, Finland makes final preparations for the Olympics, advertised on an English poster for 20 July to 4 August 1940. Views of the Finnish capital include the waterfront, ...

     
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    GB

    (Reel 1) A soldier in uniform stands in heavily frosted yard. View of white cliffs, from ship (Troopship Vienna?) leaving Southampton . The regiment watch other boats and a destroyer from the deck. The train stationary at a station in France. The ...

     
  • GOD'S CHILLUN
    Great Britain

    An account of the slave trade in the West Indies, and the islands' development since emancipation.

    Copeland Grant, seated in a living room, speaks of the West Indians' mixed descent and of their loyalty to Britain, before the film ...

     
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    Great Britain

    The forests and the mahogany timber industry of British Honduras.

     
  • JAMAICAN HARVEST
    Great Britain

    The cultivation and export of bananas in Jamaica.

    Opening in January as local ploughmen plough a large field in readiness for planting, the film then shows local women weeding and hoeing the land. Shots of a dam outline the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Farce about a professor who is forced to collect taxes and administer while the commissioner is on leave and his deputy is ill.

    Professor Tibbetts, who works for the Teaching and Welfare Institute for the Reformation of Pagans ( ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Scenes of Hong Kong including: the harbour; Kowloon Pier (incl. 3 shots of President Hoover); junks in the harbour; city of Victoria; the main commercial streets; city business area; European residential district; the Public Gardens; and ...

     
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    Great Britain

    "Chinese Community Demonstrates its loyalty to King George VI" - crowds, flags, and bunting; Chinese Pailaus or triumphal arches; Chinese procession including dragon, lanterns, banners, floats, drummers and acrobats.

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Scenes at the Oba Oba Mission, Samoa; view over tropical hills and valleys from summit of hill with huts - hill station; procession of horses and people with supplies climbing road to the hill station - the mission (?); two ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of Buenos Aires and the Falkland Islands.

    Entering Buenos Aires, travelling shot of street scenes in the city, skyscrapers, the Colour Theatre(?), the City Hotel. Notice board on "Higiene Sexual" (80ft). Entering Port ...

     
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    SUEZ 1938

    USA

    The life of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the building of the Suez Canal.

     
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    Great Britain

    Scenes of Hong Kong, including: a variety of people in winter clothes; shops and shop signs; Christmas decorations in shops; the opening of a new church for Chinese Methodists; people in oriental costume; the native quarter (including a ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Scenes from Hong Kong including: transport ships at Kowloon Pier; sampans and junks; city street scenes; people in the Public Gardens; a Christian Chinese wedding; women workers carrying vegetables; building; stone breaking, working on a ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Hong Kong scenes including: the Lido at Repulse Bay; a Chinese bathing club and Dragon Boat race; the filmmakers leave their house on a day trip; harvest time in the rice fields; the filmmakers' bungalow and the beach at Ting Kau.

     
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    Great Britain

    Travelogue of Burma showing Buddhist sites in Rangoon and Mandalay and a look at Burmese life. Includes a teak sawmill and working elephants; child dancers and musicians; and Mandalay market.

    Main title and credits (43). Silhouetted ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film. Scenes at the Oba Oba Mission, Samoa; MSs ten-year-old boys; pan across landscape from summit of hill; men, women and children walking to wooden, one-floor buildings and church - the mission (?); CU of European - the minister ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur footage by J.N. Jeneid (tour manager with Thomas Cook) of scenes(?) shot in West Africa, the Canaries and Tenerife - probably on a Thomas Cook tour)

     
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    PETRA 1938

    Great Britain

    Documentary on the city of Petra. Traces four civilisations, each of which found value in re-establishing the life of this city, whose temples and dwellings were shaped out of the caves in the cliff of a mountain range in the heart of the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Ben, Bebe and Barbara in Africa, mostly watching ritual dancing. Ben, Bebe and Barbara in a large garden - home?




     
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    Great Britain

    Goods transportation: ferry and junks on the waterfront; lorries; coolies carrying a variety of goods along roads. Passenger transportation: ocean liners - `Ajax'; `Aramis'; `Empress of Japan'; and `Chitral'; harbour ferries; motor buses; ...

     
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    GOLD COAST 1938

    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A film of British West Africa.

    Credits (23). The primitive fishing of the natives on the Gold Coast - they beach their boat, lay out their nets and repair any damage to them ready for the next morning's fishing. The ...

     
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    GRAPEFRUIT 1938

    Great Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. The cultivation of grapefruit in the British Honduras.

    Titles (17). Woman eating grapefruit (21). Men planting out sour orange seedlings (47). Spraying the seedlings. Grafting cuttings from grapefruit trees onto the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    A POGORO WOMAN AT IFAKARA AND OTHER POTTERS MAKING CLAY POTS, AND A POGORO MAN MAKING A BEER STRAINER BY SPLITTING AND WEAVING PALM LEAVES

     
  • ROAD IN INDIA
    Great Britain, USA

    Life on a road in India, showing the traffic, people and animals.

    Main title and credits (48). Bullock and camel carts on a country road in India (124). Travelling shot from road of Muslim hermitage. Ground view -The hermitage ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Account of sponge industry in Bahamas.

     
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    Great Britain

    Scenes from Hong Kong including: pedestrians in the midday sun; latest fashions in ladies' frocks; men's wear; policemen and sailors in their summerwear; in the city centre and shops; in the side streets. Compiled in 1937 and rearranged in ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of a trip to Cuba, Bermuda and the Azores.

    On the ship, a quoits contest, a face wash race and a straw race. Entering Havana. Morro Castle(?), a ferry boat, a banana plantation. Algibe Farm(?), with pineapples, ...

     
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    Great Britain, USA

    PART 1

    "NGONO AND HER PEOPLE" - Credits. "MISSIONARIES AND NATIVE AFRICANS AS ACTORS - CHARACTERS FICTITIOUS - STORY BASED ON FACT". "THE AFRICAN FOREST VILLAGE OF METRET - ELDERS NEGOTIATE OVER THE BRIDE PRICE FOR NGONO, WITH ...