Elaborate Obseques 1925

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    Item title reads - Elaborate Obsequies of Tayok Sayadaw, the great Buddhist Priest. The festival lasts 7 days and takes a year to prepare. Rangoon, (Yangon) Burma (Myanmar).

    Intertitle - '.... "dancing angels" escort the embalmed body and Ministers of State, bearing golden umbrellas, act as pallbearers.'

    M/S as people walk down the street playing instruments and dancing, a statue on a seat follows, the coffin is carried on a raised platform, and people hold parasols up. Many people walk along with it.

    Note: there is another version of this item with the same title and footage which is tinted orange. It is on *PM0388*.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    25057
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    388.13
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:45:00 / 01:20:48:00
    Canister:
    G 1180
    Sort Number:
    G 1180
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    Historical Figures & Celebrities Religion & Politics
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