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    INSTRUCTIONAL. How men of the Barotse tribe make and use a dug-out canoe.

    Two Africans begin to fell a tree with axes. The tree falls. Shaping and hollowing the trunk into a canoe. Launching the canoe on the Zambesi. Two ...

     
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    Tarzan rescues a girl on safari from being kidnapped by the local chief.

     
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    The visit of Queen Elizabeth, consort to George VI, to the Burma Pvailion at the opening of the Empire Exhibition on 3rd May 1938.

    Opens with middle-distance shot of the Queen leaving the pavilion. Then shows in sequence the various ...

     
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    AMATEUR FILM. Views over harbour. Woman cleaning wooden oar on jetty. Boats coming into harbour. Two small boys playing jacks. Men asleep in wicker basket. Men using winch to unload wooden crates from a boat. Crates loaded and transported ...

     
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    Hindu temples at Benares and Belur and the mythology associated with them.

    Three holy men sitting on a raised stone platform n front of a large temple. Shots of the temple buildings, showing carvings (98). Priest tolling a bell (103 ...

     
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    DOCUMENTARY. Record of film made by the Denis-Roosevelt Belgian Congo Expedition.

    RL.1 We follow the journey of the expedition from Belgium via France, Spain, Morocco and the Sahara into the heart of the Belgian Congo. In Morocco, we see ...

     
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    Travelogue of Southern Rhodesia. Scenes in Bulawayo, factory workshops for the railways. Gold mining operations in a large foundry and by a single prospector. Dairy farming in Gwelo, chromium mines at Selukwe, Rhodes' tomb at Matopos. ...

     
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    An engineer dreams of a fictitious conference of the `Mediterranean Economy Union' called to discuss plans for damming the Mediterranean Sea at Gibraltar and the Dardanelles in order to reduce the sea level and reclaim potentially valuable ...

     
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    USA

    The lives and customes of the Hindus of India, based on a book by Father Lhande.

     
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    DRUM 1938 enhanced entry

    Great Britain

    Melodrama in which an independent Indian state revolts and is subdued by British troops.

    The Drum takes place in the fictional town of Tokot, situated on the border of the contentious frontier province of Afghanistan. ...
     
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    Travelogue of Delhi.

    Main title and credits. Map of India, which zooms in on Delhi. Fade to view of plains near Delhi. Panning movement towards ruins. Commentary talks of the successive cities of Delhi. Tomb of Nasiruddin Muhammad ...

     
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    Amateur film of a trip along the Panama Canal, and to Jamaica.

    Pelicans and guanos off Lobos de Afuera (Peru). The crescent moon and after glow just before passing Lobitos oil fields (Peru). Entering the Panama Canal. Various ...

     
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    Amateur footage of Hong Kong during the Rev. Martin's posting. Aftermath of the typhoon of Sept 2nd 1937. The voyage home.

     
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    Amateur film of the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Antigua, with some shots of Miami and Havana.

     
  • FIVE FACES

    FIVE FACES 1938 has video enhanced entry

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    The ethnic groups, ceremonies and industries of Malaya.

    Rl. 1. BBFC certificate (11). Credits and main title "FIVE FACES". "A film of Malaya made with the cooperation of the governments of the federated Malay states and the Straits ...

     
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    un TROIS-MINUTESFrance

    A propaganda short ("un trois-minutes") stressing the combined strength of the French and British Empires.

    After a few brief shots of visiting English royalty in Paris to indicate the existence of ...

     
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    Palestine

    (128A) February 1938: New High Commissioner Sir Harold MacMichael arrives at Haifa to take up his new office.

    (129A) March 1938: Fire in a timber warehouse at Rehovoth. Firemen. Palestinian Police head out with tracking dogs. (This fire ...

     
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    (49A) Winter 1935/36: Celebrations in Biyat Vagin on planting trees.

    (41B) November/December 1935: Municipal elections in Tel Aviv and electioneering.

    (70C) January 1937: High Commissioner Wauchope visits Itzhar cosmetic factory ...

     
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    Palestine

    (147A) July 1938: Building of the Maale Hachamisha Kibbutz (chamisha means five in Hebrew). This kibbutz was built in memory of five young Jews killed on the site during an Arab guerrilla raid; halfway on the road between Jerusalem and Tel ...

     
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    China

    Fund-raising film for the Chinese Red Cross Medical Corps includes scenes of the Hong Kong Bureau's Supply and Transportation Departments, preparation and packing of medical supplies for shipping by Truck Ambulances to Changsha, evacuation of ...

     
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    Amateur film shot by Captain Paddy O'Neill of the Indian Medical Service, Indian Army, while attached to the Federated Malay States from November 1934 to January 1938, records scenes in Officers' Mess, battalion entraining for Kuala Lumpur, Palace of ...

     
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    Amateur film of the 7th Gurkha Rifles mounting guard outside the Viceregal Lodge in Simla on 7 October 1938. The Viceroy inspects the detachment of Gurkhas, who play pipes then march past.

    Notes

    Summary based on viewing and writing by A V ...

     
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    MATTHEW NATHAN AMATEUR FILM COLLECTIONGB

    Amateur film showing some aspects of life in pre-Second World War Burma. Inter-titles introduce most scenes.

    Rangoon. The Shwe Dagon Pagoda. People around the Pagoda. A notice ...