Archive / Films / Mackrell Collection – Film 13


B&W. 10:26min. Assam, India. c. 1940s. Film made by Gyles Mackrell. Indian men and women collecting mud and building mud rows. Tea planters posing for the camera. Outdoor scenes of a bungalow. European woman with pet dog in a garden. General views of a tea plantation. Indian men and women working at a tea plantation. British tea plantar supervising tea pickers. Indoor scenes of a tea factory: details of mechanized equipment. Scenes of the tea pickers’ quarters, including some of the squat toilets. Road scenes from near a tea plantation and of a tea factory site and warehouses. Irrigation canals.


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