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B&W. 11:30min. Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. 1931. Film made by Sir Charles Buchanan. The Madras seashore. Fishermen mending fishing nets; spinning twine, drying and coiling nets; digging in sand for crabs; preparing and launching boats to the sea; close-up sots of men squatting on reed boats and paddling; fishing from catamarans; bringing the catch to the shore; making fishing nets; launching a large boat with six rowers and steerman – oars are rounded; two men swimming ashore with ropes attached to the ends of a fishing net; fishermen hauling a net in by rope; basket with a catch of small fish. (film with captions)


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