Boats and ships in native boat race.
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.