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  • Description

    Full titles read: "Festival of "Taipsuam" - filmed for first time. Native worshippers endure self torture to honour their deity."

    Singapore.

    M/S shows a parade of people walking through a street; one man carries a kind of cage on his shoulders that seems to have spiked quills on the inside, going through his skin - yuck! The cage looks very heavy and uncomfortable and he holds his hands over his groin. M/S of three men beating on drums that hang over their shoulders.

    M/Ss of an ornate float being pulled by an ox; the centre of it looks like a shrine. More footage of the parade of people. M/S of the man in the spiked cage; it looks like the quills are being stuck into his skin by two other men.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    34733
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    722.25
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:20:00 / 01:50:33:00
    Canister:
    G 1493
    Sort Number:
    G 1493
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    NATIONAL CUSTOMS Singapore Singapore Malaysia Singapore Singapore 2 Religion & Culture Singapore
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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