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Bali, The Island Paradise
Description: A tour of Bali in the 1930's. PAN across picturesque tropical jungle landscape with farmer plowing rice paddy with team of oxen and palm trees and mountains. Man wearing straw hat and shorts leads two wheel ox drawn cart with milk pail down country road followed by Balinese women with baskets on head. PAN across rice paddy with many villagers harvesting grain. woman tying up rice cuttngs in bundle whihc man then lifts on to her head. she stands up and walks away. country lane with straw huts in background. man leads oxen while women carry baskets on head. PAN across Balinese village domestic family compound with pot bellied pigs in corral running and wagging tails. tracking shot along straw roofed stalls in village marketplace with merchants and shops ornate Balinese hindu temple by moonlight with gamelon orchestra amd dancers. people sitting in a circle with kneeling hand dancer in middle. man holding fan does elaborate hand movements while man plays drum. CU man hammering on xylophone like instrument two young cute balinese temple dancer girls perform elaborate dance in fron of gamelon orchestra. CU smiling and laughing Balinese Kecak dance ceremony. group of bare chested balinese men walk down steps at temple and sit together in large circle. they chant and bounce up and down and sway from side to side and bow heads in unison. and rhythm Balinese Kecak dance ceremony. group of bare chested balinese men sit together in large circle with standing dancer in middle they chant and bounce up and down and sway from side to side and bow heads in unison. and rhythm. They raise arms and wave hands in frantic cheering motion. they sing and sway. They stand up and dance away from camera.

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Clip #: TFA-52C
Length: 7:05
Year: 1932
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Region: South Asia
Country: Bali
Subject: Farming
Original: 16mm
Bali, Dutch East Indies, cultivating rice paddies, ox carts, baskets on head, farmers, rice bundle on head, village, animal pens, pot bellied pigs, market, temple, dancer, gamelan orchestra, child temple dancers, Kecak dance with sound, seated men bouncing in rhythm, chanting, waving hands in air, singing

Bali is an Indonesian island located at the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country's 33 provinces with the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island. With a population recorded as 3,151,000 in 2005, the island is home to the vast majority of Indonesia's small Hindu minority. 93.18% of Bali's population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music.

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