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  • Description

    Durban, South Africa.

    Full titles read: "THE ORDEAL BY FIRE - Indians rendered immune to physical pain by spiritual fervour, cross carpet of burning charcoal unhurt at Umbilo Temple."

    L/S's of people in native dress walking across glowing embers, one man even starts to have a dance halfway across, another bounces across on two feet. L/S of people soaking their feet in water before they go across. L/S of people going across carrying some kind of bush (possibly figs) on their head.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    35849
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    792.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:53:00 / 01:02:58:00
    Canister:
    G 1612
    Sort Number:
    G 1612
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    Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    1860 Heritage Museum
  • Stills

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

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