• Short Summary

    At the Commonwealth Institute in London, children learn about Indian culture.

  • Description

    Commonwealth Institute, London.

    L/S of children approaching a setting with three Indian figures, two men and a woman holding a baby. C/U shot of the Indian men, camera pans to a woman with baby. They all have traditional clothes on. One of the men from the set moves, and joins the children.

    A group of school boys is visiting the Indian Gallery at the Commonwealth Institute where they can learn about other cultures. Mr Ankadi, acting as guide, introduces children to Indian way of life.

    M/S of Mr Ankadi's hands grinding pepper with a large stone. C/U shot of Mr Ankadi's face. M/S of one of the boys grinding pepper. Several shots of boys observing Indian plants. Cut to M/S of Mr Ankadi showing some traditional musical instruments to the boys.

    Banya and Tabla are bass and treble drums. Mr Ankadi teaches one of the boys how to place his hands on the instruments. Another instrument is Tamboura - string instrument with a long neck and round base (looks like a lute). C/U shot of the body of Tamboura. M/S of Mr Ankadi surrounded with boys, singing and playing a traditional Indian song.

    M/S of one of the boys' attempt to wear a sari. Mr Ankadi comes to help. He demonstrates the way of folding and rapping silk around the body. C/U panning shot of a shy little boy wearing sari.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    87.08
    Media URN:
    1397
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:10:00 / 01:21:30:00
    Canister:
    CP 220

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