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Ceylon
Description: An exploration of British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1940's.

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Clip #: TFA-231B
Length: 8:47
Year: 1941
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Far East
Country: Ceylon
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1940s, British Ceylon, Sri Lanka, Colombo, street scene, Town Hall, Galle Face Hotel, indoor swimming pool, people going down slide into swimming pool, Ceylon tea, tea fields, tea trees, female field workers picking tea leaves, tea leaves being weighed, boxes of tea being put on conveyor belt, boxes of Typhoo Tea traveling on conveyor belt in warehouse, Slave Island, workers loading boxes of tea onto boat, oxcart carrying boxes of tea, Tamil people, Kandy, cityscape, Temple of the Tooth, Sri Dalada Maligawa, public library, Buddhist priest meditating on balcony, bamboo huts, jewel diggers, gem industry, gem mine, wet gravel bed, workers hoisting stones in baskets to surface from underground, workers washing stones in baskets to remove clay, guards watching over workers as they work, uncut stone, worker putting stone in vice and sawing it open, worker polishing sapphire stone with grinder, mine owner showing gems to wealthy trader, man's hand holding various gemstones, star sapphire, cat's eye, aquamarine, yellow sapphire, mountainous area, Vedda People, Veddas, natives, expedition through jungle, water buffalo herd gathered by water hole, native man firing rifle at water buffalos, Vedda tribe greeting visitors, Vedda tribespeople, visitors giving gifts to Veddas, child nursing from mother, nest of black ants, Vedda men performing tribal dance, expedition with native people walking across body of water


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