Hopkinson Collection

Hopkinson Collection – Film 3

Colour/B&W. Tibet. 1947. Gangtok, Sikkim; Sakya; Shigatse; Gyantse, Tibet. Film made by A. J Hopkinson. B&W: children playing and posing for the camera. Colour: garden and cottages; landscape; hillside villages; agricultural scenes: sowing, ploughing and threshing. Sakya Village (?). Gyantse Stupa (?). Trade route to Gangtok. A mule train. Official visit of A. J Hopkinson, Political Officer, Sikkim (1945-48): welcome party and military review. Mountain views: flora and travelers on horses.

Llama dances

Colour. 4:51min. Sikkim, India. 1947. Film made by A. J Hopkinson. Llama dances.

Hopkinson Collection – Film 1

Colour. 4:36min. Bhutan. 1947-48. Film made by A. J Hopkinson. Film made during an official visit of A. J Hopkinson, Political Officer, Sikkim (1945-48). Military processions. Traditional dances. A group of British and Bhutanese people posing for the camera – most of the Bhutanese wear traditional costumes. Fishing in the river using conical nets. Village sports: archery contest, football, pole jousting, children; sports.