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Wheels Across India
Description: Armand Denis and Leila Roosevelt at home in New England with their children then travel to Liverpool and on to India and Burma, now known as Myanmar

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Clip #: TFA-166C
Length: 30:46
Year: 1940
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Filmmaker: Armand Denis
Region: Far East
Country: Burma
City: Rangoon
Subject: Explorers
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1940s, New England, covered bridge, cattle grazing next to water, facade Denis and Roosevelt's house, front door, Denis and Roosevelt's children playing behind house, girls sitting in field next to pond in back of house, boys riding native outrigger boat in pond, girls sitting in field watching boys in boat, leopards lying on grass, Denis and Roosevelt walking next to parked cars and truck parked next to barn, Denis-Roosevelt Asiatic Expedition imprinted on car, man unloading luggage from roof of car, Armand Denis, Leila Roosevelt Denis, Armand Denis overseeing as men unload crate from car, children feeding and petting leopards, facade Denis and Roosevelt's house and front door at night, view through window of leopards lying in front of fireplace, Armand Denis pointing out locations of recent trip on globe to children, Rangoon / Yangon, Burma / Myanmar, pagodas, Shwedagon Pagoda, big water wheels made out of bamboo, engineer inspecting wheel by riding it, irrigation wheel, cars driving into Bagan, Denis and Roosevelt walking through pagodas, snake worship pagoda, Denis and Roosevelt talking to priest, Denis and Roosevelt watching as Kayan women unwind brass neck rings from Kayan women's neck to expose bare elongated neck, "giraffe necked women," Kayan women wearing modern dresses with necks exposed carrying pots from bands on their heads, cars driving cross country, native men transporting Denis and Roosevelt across lake on long rowboats, men rowing boats with their legs, rowboats racing each other, rowboat filling with water and sinking, men in small boats rescuing people from sunken boat and emptying water from boat, native men rowing Denis and Roosevelt on bamboo rafts down twisting river through jungle, Denis and Roosevelt hiking through Teak Forest with native men, native men felling large dead teak tree, native men cleaning felled tree and removing smaller branches, native men cutting up felled tree, elephants dragging and pushing logs through Teak Forest to lumber camp, elephants pushing logs into river bed, baby elephants, baby elephant nursing, baby elephants walking over logs with adults, native men bathing elephants in riverbed pool, baby elephants wading into water, elephants being loaded with supplies at lumber camp, Denis and Roosevelt riding elephants with natives to snake worship village, elephant caravan through jungle, elephant caravan crossing river, mother elephant nudging playing baby elephants through water, Denis and Roosevelt sitting with priestesses of the snakes at snake worship village, four generations of women, elderly woman smoking Cheroot, woman sitting with baby, priestess pulverizing soft wood on rough stone to make Thanaka, priestess putting Thanaka paste on face and neck, priestess wrapping hair around her head, Denis and Roosevelt traveling with priestess and natives on bullock carts up mountain to snake god cave, procession on foot up rocky ravines to snake god cave, native man banging gong, native man carrying platter of offerings, priestess placing platter of offerings at mouth of snake god cave and making offerings, priestess giving platter of offerings to native man, Denis and Roosevelt next to cameraman filming, priestess reciting incantations to call snake god in cave, snake emerging from cave and striking priestess, priestess kissing snake three times, priestess backing away from snake, Denis and Roosevelt on bullock cart and elephant caravans, native men rowing Denis and Roosevelt on bamboo rafts down river through jungle, native men transporting Denis and Roosevelt across lake on long rowboat, cars driving through jungle


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