|Title ID||10740||Collection ID||572|
|Title||[Peking. Coal Hill. Streets. Forbidden City. Palaces. Picnic]|
|Date||1938 - 1939; [ca. early 1940s ?]|
|Keywords||Buildings Bicycles Performing Arts|
|Format||Standard 8mm Colour Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Beginning at Coal Hill, this film features Beijing's Forbidden City, the Summer and Winter palaces as well as parks, processions, a drama school and a Chinese picnic.
Beijing's architectural treasures feature in this film, starting with Coal Hill and the artificial hill at Jingshan. This is followed by various processions on Beijing's streets, where traffic includes rickshaws, bicycles and the occasional motorcar. There are also extensive views of the Forbidden City, followed by the Summer and Winter Palaces. At a drama school, children practice martial arts and dance routines. The film ends with a Chinese picnic.