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Perilous Paradise
Description: A tour of Tictabon Island in Philippine's Zamboanga City in the 1950s.

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Clip #: TFA-107A
Length: 15:51
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: South Asia
Country: Philippines
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
1950s, Philippines, Zamboanga, Tictabon Island, palm trees and huts along shore, street scenes, Filipinos, pedestrians, palm thatched huts, people carrying pots on their heads, senior men talking, women weaving, boys dragging goats, man chewing betel nut, women brushing each other's hair, children being taught lessons from Quran, man stacking coconuts in pile underneath palm trees, vinta boats, boys splashing and playing in water, women watching boys in water shaking water off their clothes, boy carrying shell on beach, strung up fishing net, boys playing with toy boats in water, vinta boats, waterfall, women playing and splashing water in waterfall, monkeys leaping from tree branches into water, monkey baby and mother leaping into water and climbing onto rock, woman swimming underwater, festival, people in traditional clothing, play being performed, men engaging in mock sword fight as Kulintang musicians play gong instruments, sword fighting, parade with people riding horses and carrying spears, drummers and tiny man smoking cigar being carried in chair, smiling audience watching men holding spears engaging in mock spear fight, women and man singing and dancing, audience applauding as performers bow, tiny man smoking cigar watching festivities, man eating and breathing fire, spectators watching and applauding, cock fighting, spectators laughing and shouting, tiny man jumping up and down in excitement, spectators applauding, man striking gong, bulls being displayed to applauding and cheering spectators, man striking gong, bullfight, bullfighting, spectators cheering and applauding, tiny man falling backwards in excitement, pearl divers, pearl diving, pearl hunting, pearl divers encountering manatee under water and swimming to surface, boatmen standing on boats holding spears in preparation to strike manatee, giant mollusk in pearl bed, pearl diver bringing mollusks up to boat, pearl divers jumping into water to retrieve pearls from giant mollusk, boatmen pointing to encroaching shark and pearl divers swimming to boats, man carrying spear jumping into water to rescue fellow pearl diver with leg stuck in giant mollusk, men throwing spears into water at shark, man rescuing injured pearl diver and swimming to surface, men hoisting injured pearl diver onto boat and throwing spears at shark, man swimming with knife in his mouth and stabbing shark, man wrestling shark as boatmen cheer him on, man swimming to boat, pearl divers swimming under water, boatmen sitting on boats watching pearl divers swim underwater, palm trees, women sitting in waterfall splashing water, swimming pearl divers, men holding spears and running, Moro Pirates, women performing traditional dance, palm trees, vinta boats

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