STK-ID 36053

Various shots in the white or European sector Auroville at Pondicherry (where Westerners and wealthy Indians live) showing people riding bicycles or rickshaws, Western woman wearing Indian dress, people strolling in streets, some persons with umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun. Shots of signs "bureau d'hygiène", "foyer du soldat", and others on French buildings built during colonization period, of street names written in French and Indian, PAN to guard marching in front of building. Shots of Indian flag being lowered at Governor's place, of man riding bicycle, arriving at traffic circle. MSs of monument at traffic circle, of woman walking out and back into Ashram post office, of street name, PAN to "alliance française" sign, of French signs. HASs of a few people walking, riding bicycle or rickshaw in streets on Sunday. PANs of broken bottles placed on edge of walls, of two women walking on sidewalk with a dozen of small children. Various shots in front of French pay office showing people arriving in car, in rickshaw or by foot to get their pension check, of beggars sitting on sidewalk waiting for charity. Various shots in park showing sign "Halt and proceed" in French and English, of statue, of people sitting or sleeping on benches or on ground, of woman lying down with her child, of ice cream seller, of tree in blossom. (00/04/1970)


Excerpt from
The India Trip
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio