Anthropological film showing life in Formosa - eating, crafts, work, making hats, traditional dancing.
Formosa, East Indies.
Shots of children climbing up into a house on stilts. They eat a meal together. A group of boys sits around a carved wooden boat. World map with dotted line animated from San Francisco to Formosa. C/U of boys carving wooden models. Young boy shows his finished model to the camera. C/U of small round discs being pounded with a stone tool. C/U of flat piece of shiny material (straw?) being pounded then held against a triangular construction in progress. The triangular creations are lifted up and placed on the head - very large, strange looking hats! Group of women perform a traditional dance on the beach which involves throwing their heads backwards and forwards quite vigorously. Same dance performed at night.
Nicely shot material.