• Short Summary

    Disturbing images of the famine in Bengal, India.

  • Description

    Bengal, India.

    Intertitle reads 'Produced by The New Theatres Ltd. Under the Supervision of Eastern India Film Advisory Board'.

    Tittle in one of the Indian languages - possibly Hindustani.

    Various shots of the poor villages in Bengali jungle. Several shots of the people walking through countryside. Various shots of dead bodies of the people who died of hunger. Various shots of large crowds begging for food. Children searching through rubbish to find something to eat. Young woman on the street with donation box in hands, people donating money as the walk past. Various shots of very skinny children, men and women, running towards camera and to building where the food is distributed. Various shots of the people loading food into trucks and delivering it to the hungry. Various shots of the people getting food and eating seated on ground. Various shots of large groups of the people walking through countryside and around towns. Shots of the people on streets and food being distributed by town people. Various shots of the people begging from door to door and on the streets. Several shots of children on the streets fighting for food - very disturbing.

    Voiceover on one of the Indian languages, possibly Hindustani.

    Note found in the other file reads - 'FAMINE IN BENGAL' (MOI library.) A powerful film, extremely well put together about starvation in Bengal, India. This film must not be used, wholly or in part, without permission from the Ministry of Information. Price 10/- per feet.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:08:00 / 01:24:20:00
    UN 1334 A

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