|Title ID||7091||Collection ID||960|
|Title||[Bradford Dyers Association Shanghai; Courtyard]|
|Theme||Family Life Urban Life|
|Keywords||Buildings Companies Clothing Ethnic Groups Games Play|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Film of people in the Bradford Dyers Association (BDA) office in Shanghai, and socialising in a courtyard.
This film opens with an interior view of the main office of the Bradford Dyers Association in Shanghai. A man stands reading from a ledger on a lectern, whilst another sits at his desk writing (shots are very dark).
In the next scene a man dressed in a traditional Chinese two-piece suit collects a stack of BDA tins and a ledger from the office, and stands outside the office building whilst the camera takes a full length shot.
The next scene is in an ornate courtyard where Mrs Simpson and another man behave in a playful and mischievous way with a statue, climbing up it to make it look like it is smoking a cigarette (shots are dark).
The final shot returns to the interior of the BDA office (very dark) where Mrs Simpson sits talking to a man, both sat at a table (?).