• Short Summary

    This week they visit Java, see a strange method of transport and bathing in the river.

  • Description

    Java, Indonesia.

    "This week finds us in Java, where we film the world's queerest street Railway - they store high-pressure steam in a boiler - just like a giant Thermos flask." Various shots of this unusual mode of transport. It is like a miniature train engine. We see point of view shots from on board the train then shots of the carriages it pulls. Rather like tram carriages. A steam driven tram of sorts? Passengers jump on as it is travelling along.

    Footage of a large number of people washing in a river. M/Ss of men and women washing clothes. Their technique is described as "primitive" by the narrator and he describes one of the women as "quite husky" whatever that means! "Sometimes the thrifty ones combine bathing with washing and soap up with their clothes on."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1606.23
    Media URN:
    51536
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:08:00 / 01:52:50:00
    Canister:
    PSP 784

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