• Short Summary

    Malayan villagers float their village on the river to move away from communist rebels.

  • Description

    Ulu Kelatan, Malaya. People float their village to safety apparently to avoid communist intimidation.

    LV. Convoy of rafts going up river (1st 7ft for title) SV. Natives paddling rafts on which their houses have been rebuilt. CU. Malay man paddling. CU. Oars in water. SV. Family inside house on raft. SV. Pan to back various goods and chattels on side of raft. LV. Escorting RAF (Royal Air Force) plane flying overhead. SV. Mentri Besar of Kelatan with armed patrol on way to new site. GV. Raft convoy making its way down river. CU. Man steering raft. LV. Raft going through rapids. SV. Pan another raft going through rapids. LV. Another raft through rapids. CU. Native oarsman. LV. Rafts at end of journey. SV. Small native boy gazing at site of new home. STV. Native woman stepping ashore. LV. Escorting aircraft flying off. Air view: Flying over ground which is being cleared for new village - rafts tied up alongside. SV. Natives queuing for food. CU. Food cooking in dish. SV. Pan food being handed out. SV. Native men and boys watching. SV. Clothes being distributed. SCU. Native women holding small children. CU. Native woman and child.

    (Dupe Neg.) (Title scene "F")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:32:00 / 01:40:19:00

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