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.
Amateur film19402 minsSilent
Family life in colonial India - baby Georgina with her British mother and Chinese amah, possibly in Calcutta
On the trail of big game in this extraordinary home movie shot by famous hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett
Gardens of the OrientThis government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.Gardens of the OrientThis government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.
Interest film193610 mins
The gardens here are tea gardens, and the 'Orient' is India and Sri Lanka.
Amateur film193411 minsSilent
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.
Death-defying antics on behalf of the sweet-toothed, in a home movie shot by hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett