Pakistan 1953 Reel 10 of 10

Category: Travelogue

Length: 13:26
Film ID F16-0080
Film Description Reel 10 of 10
Unedited travelogue
returning from Swat


1953: Reel 10: Pakistan. Returning from Swat. Karachi.

Traffic; people; white village-houses.
Flour mill: huge stone wheel, scales, flagstone floor.
Old wedge-shaped tower; stone mill (?).
Grass shelter; oxen pulling man on sledge over field.
People in ferry boat with bundles; crossing Kabul river.
Cart traffic in Karachi(?).
Carpenter sawing wood (held by feet).
British colonial period church, unidentified.
Camel hitched to cart.
Traffic: bicycle cab, bicycles.
Refugee camps (?); shacks by river, flooded streets.
Camels and carts.
Traffic in Karachi: buses and camels; general street scenes.
Turning a wooden mill.
Street scenes: goods for sale.
Small, delicate octagonal [unidentified] shrine with domes and minarets,
Landscaping and paths, building complex.
Riverside: sailboats at anchor; dock scenes; mending nets by hand.
Squalid housing; possibly [post-Partition] refugee camps.
Government buildings (?): square complex, with domes on "stilts."
Pouring concrete into mold.
Animals in cages: birds, leopard, bear.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Pakistan, Karachi, Swat, Refugees, Marketplace
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