STK-ID 3657

HAMLSs of group of natives unloading supplies from punt onto rocky beach. Sequence on native market showing vendors and their wares, of tiny Black child seated on wooden box, of boys playing in street, rushing towards camera, of woman posing with pot on her head, of two children and goats attracting attention of tourist, of street barber doing a job on customer. Various shots of life in a town, natives moving about, many gawking at the camera, waiting on wharf for arrival of boat, incidental shots of native and european architecture, dwellings, public buildings, large english-style building with squat clock tower, of open-air streetcar moving by camera, native pedestrians walking about or just standing there, group of women carrying loads on their heads. Sequence on native life in the country showing children watching camera, burros tied to corner of building, thatched hut, small poor wooden shack with two small Black children nearby, much verdure all around. Shot of beach, two or three natives wading in surf. Shot of native woman washing clothes in running stream. Shot of group of women walking by camera with baskets on their heads, pause for a pose. Shots of natives fashioning object by hitting it with rocks, elderly Black man with bare chest standing by rough stand loaded with small containers, much foliage. Cut to two shots of man trimming hairs from face of donkey with pair of scissors. Several MSs and CSs of natives posing showing girls, man, two men and of boy in rags standing by grass hut. Shot of two natives riding donkey-drawn cart by camera. Sequence on dog races showing handlers leading dogs to race track past spectators, of dogs racing on make-shift race track.


Excerpt from
British West Indies
Caribbean Islands and West Indies (Antilles)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486