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Cine Snapshots - 1938
Beautiful and engaging amateur footage of a lively 1930s Hong Kong.
Amateur film 1937 9 mins Silent
Amateur photographer Edwin G. Phillips produces a rich, intimate portrait documenting ordinary people and life in 1930s Hong Kong. Among his many varied snapshots, we see labourers tending to paddy fields, Wan Chai Temple, domestic footage of interactions with a servant, buzzy streets, junks and the British merchant cruiser, HMS Rawalpindi, which would be sunk by German warships in 1939.
Home Movies & Amateur Film
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Amateur film 1937 5 mins Silent Location: Hong Kong
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