Afghanistan 1965 Reel 33 of 40

Category: Travelogue

Length: 18:04
Film ID F16-0284
Film Description Reel 33 of 40
Unedited travelogue


Reel 33 of 40
Unedited travelogue

Cat. Reel 287 1965: Reel 36: Afghanistan. June 14-16. Kunduz. Khulm. Samangan.

Uzbek camp at base of mountain (pan shot).
Circular wooden frameword for top of yurt (cu).
Yurt poles, side lattice, felt blankets. Yurts on plain ( pan.).
Camping gear: blankets, dishes.
Sheep tied to stakes (mcu).
Yurt: lattice work bottom; A dog (mcu).
Yurts. Tribesmen (cu).
Uzbek plowing: wooden ox-pulled plow.
Ruin, hut on hill.
Ruins of Takhte Rusten:
Stumps of palace pillars.
Steps to palace.
Cut stone base of pillar.
Stonewall (cu).
Site of throne.
Base of pillar: square hole for dowel pin (cu)
Flat stones: once a floor.
Wall details.
Base of pillar.
Ruins, wall: general view: note "escape hole" in ruins (distant ws).
Farming area: general view.
Old man on mule.
Loaded trucks: one on left carries matches from Russia.
Harvesting wheat: stones hold sheaves in place.
Farmer: heavy coat to keep him cool. String holds cap in place(cu).
Man in turban (cu. 5 seconds are opaque).
Foot-hold in a wall.
Carved stone building with moat.
Basin to catch water.
Climbing a rounded wall using toeholds.
Stone buildings within moat.
Village at mountain base: stone or adobe houses, flat roofs.
Water conduit: split log.
Village: walls, rooftops (enroute to Mazar-i-Sharif from Samangan).
Tangi Siah (?) (Hunter's Gorge): red rock formation (see K's notes).
In Khulm:
Skin water bags for sale (mcu).
Millstones for sale (made elsewhere).
Pot making: the liner for an open vessel for baking bread (very
complete sequence)
Potter walking on clay to form flat sidewall of baking pot.
Potter sprinkling sand, compacting it with round tool.
Rolling up "blanket" sidewall, lifting to a vertical position,
unrolling it (cu).
Compacting the wall of the now vertical "blanket" liner, using
wooden paddle (cu).
Narrowing the top opening using paddle (cu).
Forming rim from clay coil (cu).
Potter's tools (xcu).
Completed wall liners for baking pots.
Making clay vessel: a finished pot is used to shape bottom of pot
in progress. Hand tools.
Forming inside base of pot using wooden pestle.
Making clay handle for vessel by hand.
Vessel for sale.
Camel herd on plain (ws).
Shrine (at Mazar-i-Shrif): general view.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Kunduz, Khulm, Samangan
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