British Guiana 1948 Reel 5 of 8

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:04
Film ID F16-0028
Film Description Reel 5 of 8
Unedited travelogue


Piles of kindling (?).
Children; loaded carts.
Casting fishnet from banks of canal or stream.
Climbing a palm tree.
South Asian Muslim Guyanese people; procession (baraat) to a wedding; men with drums.
Little girl with flat umbrella at roadside stand.
Mosque, onion dome roof.
Footbridge over canal.
Guests in purple and white and the groom arrives in shiny metallic headgear.
Procession headed by robed flower-carrier entering a covered barge and casting off.
Town scenes; "Brown Betty Dairies" building.
People on wharf
Stick roof construction details, [cu]
Logging operation in river.
Powered loom.
Boat at dock.
Loaded produce boats at wharf.
Scenes from boat on river: note: frame houses on stilts, steamships, fish nets, sailboats, powered boats with cabin, canoes.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Guyana, Wedding ceremonies, Muslim wedding, South Asian diaspora, Mosques, Baraat
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