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Shanghai: Water Transport

Shanghai: Water Transport 1933

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Shanghai: Water Transport 1933

1 mins Great Britain

This beautifully-photographed film takes us back to the Shanghai of the 1930s, with junks and sampans cluttering the Bund's busy harbourside. We don't know who the filmmaker was but the 'human interest' agenda is clear (if a touch exotic): among the views of labourers and goods traversing the Huangpu River, women work with babies strapped to their backs, while boatmen row, their feet bare.

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Shanghai Water transport

Collection

Shanghai - Pearl of the Orient

Released

1933

Country

Great Britain

Language

English

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