Detail

Title ID 10130Collection ID1171
Title[Asian Fishing]
Date[ca. 1931]
CollectionBurfield
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionTravel
ThemeTravel Family Life
KeywordsBoats Children Ethnic Groups Family Food Travel Holidays Villages Rural Areas
Location
LocalUnknown
NationalAsia
Credits
ProductionCharles Bernard Henning
CameraCharles Bernard Henning
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration00:02:53:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white film, taken while on holiday in Asia, combines family scenes aboard a boat and swimming at the beach, with views of the local fishermen hauling in their catch.

Description

The film opens with a shot of a family group, with young children, aboard a boat. This is followed by a reverse-shot showing the view from the boat: a junk boat with an island visible in the background, and shots of small dwellings clustered on the shoreline. The family are seen swimming in the sea and drying on the beach. Scenes of the local fishermen preparing their boats and nets on the beach follow. The film then cuts to the fishermen and villagers hauling in the the large nets and securing their catch of small fish.

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