Archive / Films / Wilson-Pemberton Collection – Film 15


B&W. 11:04min. Calcutta (Kolkata), India; Rangoon, Burma (Yangon, Myanmar. 1931-35. Film made by R.M. Wilson and M. Pemberton. Calcutta: street scenes; Victoria Memorial; statue of Lord Hardinge; the Cenotaph; plate indicating the 1756 ‘Black Hole’ site in Dalhousie Square; Kalighat kali temple; British and Indian firefighters at Howrah Oil Mills Co Ltd Mill no 2. Wilson and Pemberton on board H.M.I.S. Clive as guests of Vice-Admiral Walwyn: scenes of activities on deck. Rangoon: harbour and street scenes; fishing ships and rowing boats; Dalhousie street: rickshaws; the Sule Pagoda; bazaar scenes; the Shwedagon Pagoda and surrounding buildings. Statue of reclining Buddha; Tazaungs (small shrines) filled with gifts; close-up shot of pagoda carving. (film with captions)


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