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A Road in India
A portrait of 'the enigmatic and disturbing East' - elevated by Jack Cardiff's Technicolor cinematography
Travelogue 1938 9 mins
The sights of India as seen from the perspective of a dusty road. This portrait of 'the enigmatic and disturbing East' is big on exoticism and cliché, but Jack Cardiff's Technicolor cinematography makes for compelling viewing.
Somewhere in India
Documentary 1947 16 mins
Former silent film star Sita Devi plays a social worker teaching her Indian village neighbours about clean, modern childbirth
Documentary 1947 18 mins
Advice for village families on raising children to become strong, healthy citizens
Honey Harvest in India
Non-Fiction 1936 9 mins
Death-defying antics on behalf of the sweet-toothed, in a home movie shot by hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF INDIA
Documentary 1944 12 mins
The tabla, sanai, baya and the micro-tone tuning of the sitar are presented and performed.
Indian Elephants and their Handlers
Interest film 1909 2 mins
Indian elephants bathing and working
An Indian Washing the Baby
Non-Fiction 1906 2 mins
A film on a charming, 'unofficial' subject - authentic ethnographic record or exotica for western eyes?
Grounded on the Platters: HMS Conway
Home movie 1953 7 mins Location: Anglesey/Ynysmôn
A sorry end to any ship: timings, tide and wind played their part in pushing HMS Conway onto the Platters rocks in the Menai Strait on 14/4/1953.
Exeter Real Ale Festival
News 1975 3 mins Location: Exeter
The wet and warm ale goes down a treat as aficionados gather to celebrate real ale.
Home movie 1955 8 mins Location: Llanddwyn Island/Ynys Llanddwyn
Sea pinks and samphire, lighthouses and church ruins – Llanddwyn’s charms are many and varied.
News 1979 2 mins Location: Plymouth
Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.
Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music
News 1970 2 mins Location: Shepton Mallet
Progressive gathering of festival goers hits the blues.
Dawson: Lower Penn Show
Home movie 1954 4 mins Location: Lower Penn
Another blustery summer day in the 1950s and it's Lower Penn's carnival parade.