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  • Short Summary

    Anthropological film showing life in Formosa - eating, crafts, work, making hats, traditional dancing.

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    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.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:28:00 / 01:40:21:00
    EP 022

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