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Java - The Fragrant Isle
Description: A tour of Java in the 1930's

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Clip #: TFA-54E
Length: 7:20
Year: 1931
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Region: South Asia
Country: Java
Subject: Ocean Liners
Original: 16mm
sunset, ocean liner, map of Indonesia, crossing the equator King Neptune ceremony in swimming pool on ship, Batavia, street car tram, steam train, horse carts, main street, canals, laundry, washing clothes, sarong, street vendor with cracked ice drink, baskets of fruit balanced on poles, funeral procession with dead body, country village, Buitenzorg botanical garden, estate of governor general, lily pads,

Java is an island of Indonesia and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. Once the centre of powerful Hindu kingdoms and the core of the colonial Dutch East Indies, Java now plays a dominant role in the economic and political life of Indonesia. Housing a population of 130 million in 2006, it is the most populous island in the world, ahead of Honshū, the main island of Japan. Java is also one of the most densely populated regions on Earth. Formed mostly as the result of volcanic events, Java is the 13th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in Indonesia. A chain of volcanic mountains forms an east-west spine along the island. It has three main languages, and most residents are bilingual, with Indonesian as their second language. While the majority of Javanese are Muslim, Java has a diverse mixture of religious beliefs and cultures.

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