Old rituals and dances are performed to celebrate Emperor Khai-Dinh's 40th birthday.
Item title reads - Emperor Khai-Dinh's 40th birthday celebrated with centuries old ritual, dances, and water fete. Annam, French Indo China.
M/S of people in Chinese dress kneeling and bowing down in front of a temple, they all get up then kneel again. M/S of children dancing on a platform with crowds in the background. C/U of a lady dancing in Chinese dress and tall ornate hat. Various shots of people dancing. C/U of a person in a fierce mask. Various shots as ladies dance around with lots of vases balanced on their heads. L/S of men rowing in several big boats down the river.
Note: there is another version of this item with the same title and footage which is tinted amber. It is on *PM0368*.