Archive / Films / Stokes Collection – Film 16


B&W. 12:05min. Cochin (Kochi); Malabar, Kerala, India. 1933. Film made by Lady Stokes and Sir Hopetoun Stokes. ‘The Residency’ – Bolghatty Palace, Bolghatty Island. Scenes of the Residency’s gardens of lakeside landscape. ‘Sardine nets’ and village scenes – Vypeen. ‘Old warehouses and jetties. Muttancheri’ (Mattancherry). Old palace, temple and ‘Synagogue tower, Jewish quarter, Cochin’. Interior scenes of synagogue. Scenes of Cochin harbour and fishing nets. ‘A visitor to the Residency with escort’ – scenes at the Bolghatty Palace. Long boat races. Scenes ‘in the Moplah Country’ – market scenes; village road works. (film with captions)


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