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Panama Interior
Description: A Bell & Howell Filmosound Lecture Film about The Kuna Indians of the San Blas Islands, the Panama Canal and the wildlife found deep in the jungles of Panama.
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Clip #: TFA-318C
Length: 9:27
Year: 1941
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Central America
Country: Panama
Subject: Animals
Original: 16mm
1940s, Panama, Panama Canal, ships passing through canal, vessels sailing SE from Atlantic to Pacific Ocean, aerial from US Navy Plane over islands, San Blas Islands, Kuna Indians in dugout canoe, thatched roof huts on shore, female Kuna Indians dressed in traditional attire with head scarves and nose piercings standing outside thatched roof hut, Caucasian man standing next to women to show how short in stature they are, women twirling around to show brightly colored and lavishly embroidered dresses, children and adult Kuna Indians near wooden statue of missionary doctor, sugar cane mill using primitive tool powered by worker standing on the press to extract juice, trapiche, man holding iguana, man nudging iguana with his feet to encourage him to fight, scorpion and tarantula fighting, tarantulas climbing on woman, woman holding giant toad, vampire bat, man wearing leather gloves holding vampire bat and extending out his wings, man holding fer-de-lance snake, woman holding mussurana snake and draping around her neck, mussurana snake eating fer-de-lance snake, man holding plumed basilisk lizard, plumed basilisk running on water, snake chasing lizard on water, snake biting barefoot man who catches and holds it up, visitors exploring jungle in dugout canoe, white collared peccary, raccoon eating crab, tamandua anteater, silky anteater climbing branch and eating out of cup held by woman, woman holding silky anteater by tail, woman holding tail of Derby's woolly opossum while baby opossums cling onto her, baby opossum climbing on woman, sloths slowly crawling on ground, women and man holding sloths upside down by their feet, woman holding three toed sloth, two toed sloth hanging upside down and angry when being held, woman holding ocelot, wild cat, woman bribing monkey to do tricks, monkey combing woman’s hair with its fingers, canoe transporting visitors back to US Navy flying boat, aerial flying over islands, Panama City skyline

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