Java-Ceylon 1955 Reel 6 of 24

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:48
Film ID F16-0086
Film Description Reel 6 of 24
Unedited travelogue


Reel 6 of 24
Unedited travelogue

1955: Reel 6: Java-Ceylon. July 9-17. Semarang. Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Colombo. Galle. Ratnapura. Negorna.

Street scene, Semarang.
Boys fishing in canal.
Laundry in canal.
Tied up crabs, note: hat.
Wooden milk cans(?).
Carpenter's shop.
Shore scenes from pier.
Large umbrella-shaped net for fish.
Portuguese man-of-war, propelling itself (cu)
Squid net.
Water scenes.
Dentist's chair.
Water jar. [mws]
Market and street scenes.
Street signs.
Funeral procession.
Private toilets along canal.
Preparing food.
Scenes on rubber plantation: collecting rubber sap, latex [over-exposed]
Making reed mat.
Latex milk.
High chicken coop with rope ladder.
Collection small oysters along shore.
Weaving machine.
A boat "caulked" with fiber at seams, [mws and cu]
Water wagon.
Street scene.
Coconut drying.
Woman weaving palm leaves into mat.
Chicken coop between two trees and ladder [mws]
Beating coconut fiber.
Rope making; several scenes, [all women]
Shoeing a bullock.
Two monks in yellow robes.
Water scenes.
Cord burning.
Two elephants along road.
Ferry boat. Market.
Gem pits at Ratnapura.
Earth dug up, put in baskets and washed in stream.
Stones or gems counted on bank by "owner", (note: weaving in basket bottom)
Gems in hand.
Polishing gems, using lathe.[mws and cu]
Animal along road (alligator?).
Bread fruit- -Negoma.
Bundle of flowers.
Revolving oil press (with a rotating roof).
Meat market.
Liquor store.
Pottery making using paddle and stone.
Boat scenes at fishing village.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Sri Lanka, Semarang, Colombo, Galle, Ratnapura, Negorna, Urban life, Marketplaces, Rubber plantations
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