STK-ID 36780

The whole roll consists of several shots from different angles in the daily life of a family living near Calcutta. Shot of people at work in a rice field. Cut to a woman serving meal to man at home, of a little girl thanking him, of a man and a young woman sitting together in the shadow of the gallery, of a little girl pumping water, pouring it on her head and being helped by her brother to put on clothes, of a woman combing her hair, of the boy on the gallery drawing. Cut to shots of the rice fields. Cut back to home of woman making herself a "Bindi" (red point on the forehead), burning incense and praying, of a girl washing dishes at pump with rice field in background, of woman with children in house, of old man at pump drinking water, of a woman sweeping off the floor, of women eating vegetables, cleaning dishes, pumping water. Cut to man walking in rice field under his umbrella, checking workers and back at home, of woman cooking rice, girl making-up, woman combing hair of little girl and making her put on a dress, woman cooking chapattis (Indian bread) and sweeping off the floor, of two men sitting on the ground with rice fields in background, of old man at pump pouring water on his head, of woman putting oil in his hair with old woman coming to sit with them.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio