STK-ID 41236

PAN and still shots of fishing harbour in Indochina, of woman giving alms to a beggar in the streets, of natives chatting under a shelter. Several shots of natives in dhows poling about, landing, while other natives stand on bank of river. Two shots of Buddhist priest dancing a ritual dance in front of an altar. Several shots of native fishermen waist deep in water dipping their nets into the water. MS of men in an open shelter full of smoke. PAN right to natives arriving, to street and other exceedingly frail looking shelters. Cut to native prostrating himself before a shrine while others stand by. Shot of back of man praying. Several shots of priests and a few natives turning around an altar during a religious ceremony, of priests and natives dancing in front of altar, of priest worshipping, dancing. Brief PAN of small crowd of onlookers. MS of several dancing girls performing in front of a temple. Several other shots of dancing natives performing in groups and in pairs. LS of mantled bonzes filing in the general direction of the camera. Several shots of dancers performing, of musicians, spectators, in the ruins of Angkor.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio