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    Asian festival with boats.

    Races; boats and ships. Pathe's title (& only info) is 'native boat race'-- they don't say what natives; but it seems to be somewhere in Southeast Asia; possibly one of the British colonies. Large crews row long boats on a wide river; moving toward left. Some of the crews row while standing; others sit. Boats have various animal figures carved on front. Shot of one of the boats passing a large ship. Boats approaching; pan over to anchored ship; some Asian sailors on shore. A crowd at water's edge; people in the boats and on the beach; all sorts of people - some look Indian; some more Asian; a very dark skinned man passes in foreground. Imperialism; colonialism:

    CU 3 European men in white uniforms - army or colonial officials - stand together; a local ruler or important man of some sort walks in front; and on toward camera - he looks Chinese; wears robe; crown; medals. Shot of a crowd of people all walking toward right: all sorts of people; some Buddhist monks; some girls; women in shiny tight jewelled costume and white face powder like temple dancers; other people carry miniature temples; and the majority are just walking along. Possibly some religious festival.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:01:14:00
    ON 037 A
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    ON 037 A
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    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration
    guy martin 12 Malaysia Chinese Labour Corps
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