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Somewhere in India

We know that these films were shot in India, but where? Can you help us to identify the locations?

Calling all India experts! Here are the films for which we have no locations. Some will be impossible to identify. For others, you might have the knowledge to help us. If you recognise any of the locations in these films – or, indeed, have information about any of the other films in the collection - we'd love to hear from you. Please tweet @BFI using #IndiaOnFilm.

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Mother
Mother
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Mother

Documentary194716 mins

Former silent film star Sita Devi plays a social worker teaching her Indian village neighbours about clean, modern childbirth

Child
Child
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Child

Documentary194718 mins

Advice for village families on raising children to become strong, healthy citizens

A Native Street in India
A Native Street in India
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A Native Street in India

Travelogue19062 mins

Early film of a crowded street scene in an unidentified Indian city. Can you identify it?

SPORTS DANS L'ARMÉE DES INDES
SPORTS DANS L'ARMÉE DES INDES
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SPORTS DANS L'ARMÉE DES INDES

Interest film19105 mins

A demonstration of sport and fitness by members of the Indian Army

India
India
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India

Amateur film192914 mins

Amateur film of the passage to India - complete with guest appearance by Gandhi

India - Personal Film 1 - C. 1940
India - Personal Film 1 - C. 1940
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India - Personal Film 1 - C. 1940

Amateur film19402 mins

Family life in colonial India - baby Georgina with her British mother and Chinese amah, possibly in Calcutta

India: Hunting with Elephants
India: Hunting with Elephants
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India: Hunting with Elephants

Non-Fiction193010 mins

On the trail of big game in this extraordinary home movie shot by famous hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett

Bridge Construction
Bridge Construction
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Bridge Construction

19291 mins

Pith helmets at play – but where, when and why?

Cowley Fathers' Mission in India
Cowley Fathers' Mission in India
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Cowley Fathers' Mission in India

Documentary193716 mins

Life in Maharashtra, as seen through missionary eyes.

Gardens of the Orient
Gardens of the Orient
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Gardens of the Orient

Interest film193610 mins

The gardens here are tea gardens, and the 'Orient' is India and Sri Lanka.

Elephants: Working and Training
Elephants: Working and Training
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Elephants: Working and Training

Amateur film193513 mins

Amateur film of elephants at work and being trained during the British Raj.

An Indian Washing the Baby
An Indian Washing the Baby
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An Indian Washing the Baby

Non-Fiction19062 mins

A film on a charming, 'unofficial' subject - authentic ethnographic record or exotica for western eyes?

Indian Elephants and their Handlers
Indian Elephants and their Handlers
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Indian Elephants and their Handlers

Interest film19092 mins

Indian elephants bathing and working

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA
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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA

Documentary194412 mins

The tabla, sanai, baya and the micro-tone tuning of the sitar are presented and performed.

A Road in India
A Road in India
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A Road in India

Travelogue19389 mins

A portrait of 'the enigmatic and disturbing East' - elevated by Jack Cardiff's Technicolor cinematography

Animals
Animals
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Animals

Documentary195011 mins

Amateur film footage showing wildlife in Iran, Pakistan and India taken in 1950 by Sir Clarmont Skrine.

Flying to India by Imperial Airways
Flying to India by Imperial Airways
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Flying to India by Imperial Airways

Amateur film193411 mins

British Diplomat Clarmont Skrine records footage of an early long-haul flight from Europe to India, documenting their stop-offs in British territories en-route to their destination.

Honey Harvest in India
Honey Harvest in India
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Honey Harvest in India

Non-Fiction19369 mins

Death-defying antics on behalf of the sweet-toothed, in a home movie shot by hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett

Dangerous Journey
Dangerous Journey
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Dangerous Journey

Documentary194473 mins

Expeditions to parts of North and South America, India and Burma (Myanmar).