Archive / Films / Corfield Collection – Film 1


B&W. 13.56min. Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India. c.1932- 34. Film made by Sir Conrad Corfield. Pet monkey. Anandgarh Fair. Scenes of a knife sharpener and a street vendor. Elephants being washed in a river. Bull fighting. Military sports, Rewa: ‘His Highness Arrives’ (Maharaja Sir Ghulab Singh?). Scenes of the audience. Tent-pegging. Road scenes leading to Umaria. Bandhogarh Fort. Scenes of wild life. Festival of Muharam: procession with Tazias and drums. Horse show jumping (‘by Captain Pritam Singh and Sirdar Ali Khan’). Ridding school. ‘Scenes of the last preparations before the Maharaja of Rewa’s departure on tour. The Ghoghar Nadi in flood’. Scenes of a pet dog. A female singer accompanied by a group of musicians performs on a roof-top of the Rewa old palace. (film with captions)


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