Archive / Films / Hopkinson Collection – Film 1


Colour. 4:36min. Bhutan. 1947-48. Film made by A. J Hopkinson. Film made during an official visit of A. J Hopkinson, Political Officer, Sikkim (1945-48). Military processions. Traditional dances. A group of British and Bhutanese people posing for the camera – most of the Bhutanese wear traditional costumes. Fishing in the river using conical nets. Village sports: archery contest, football, pole jousting, children; sports.


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