Archive / Films / Stokes Collection – Film 20


B&W. 10:26min. Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. early 1930s. Film made by Lady Stokes and Sir Hopetoun Stokes. ‘Madras – sea bathing’: bathers being punted back to shore. Scenes of ploughing with oxen in paddy fields. Threshing – oxen walking in circles on the grain. Winnowing. ‘Madras Occupations: a potter and his wheel’. Fishermen. Collecting water at a well in a mussak (leather bags). General views of dhobi wallahs doing laundry at a ghat; basket weavers.(film with captions)


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