Archive / Films / Bowlby Collection – Film 2


B&W. 8:52min. Burma (Myanmar). 1939. Film made by Major H.S. Bowlby. Picnic and bazaar scenes. Boat ferrying a car and goods along the river. Cars being let past a control barrier. More bazaaer scenes with portraits of various Burmese people. Cars and ox-pulled carts passing underneath an ancient stone arch. Men sitting next to a geyser. A brief portrait of a Dayak man with tattooed shoulders and back, carrying his machete (parang). Oxen train carrying wicker baskets on a mountainous path. Porters resting. Bus ferried along the Yangon (Rangoon) river. Bazaar scenes of various produce, vendors and craftsmen.


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