|Title ID||7084||Collection ID||960|
|Title||[Visit to Peking; The Forbidden City]|
|Theme||Family Life Urban Life|
|Keywords||Buildings Central Government Communities Cultural Heritage Ethnic Groups Outings|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This black and white family film provides views of the Forbidden City, Beijing and the surrounding buildings. The second film opens with views from a balcony overlooking a courtyard, and shots of the Simpson family car surrounded by a group of local men within a ring of rickshaws.
This short film opens with a brief view of a couple aboard a train, followed by extended views and panoramas of the Forbidden City, Beijing with exterior views of the Inner and Outer Courts within the Hall of Supreme Harmony.
The next section provides high angle shots taken from a balcony, of the family car surrounded by a group of local men within a ring of rickshaws (?).
In the next scene, Mrs Simpson stands at a window looking out (possibly at their apartment in Shanghai?).