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Bits of Brittany
Description: Travelogue filmed in 1936 of towns and historic sites along the French province of Brittany. Village street scenes, shipping ports, landscapes, and ocean vistas. Great examples of French and Breton culture with women wearing coiffe headdresses, Bigouden hats, and traditional European clothing. People relaxing on the beach and tourists sightseeing. Women knitting and crocheting. Cathedrals, religious ceremonies, and various calvaries and ossuaries.
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Clip #: TFA-71A
Length: 10:36
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Europe
Country: France
Original: 16mm
The Screen Traveler, Bits of Brittany, France, St Malo, English Channel, Saint Malo WS LS coast w/ walled city across ocean in BG. VS old city walls (ramparts) bordered by beach. People walking along walls looking at vistas. HA PAN beach lined w/ umbrellas & tents next to "risen" Grand Bay Island at low-tide. WS children & adults wading in ocean water. Family wading in surf WS people wading in glistening ocean water at sundown. WS sailboats on glistening water at sundown. WS cliffs & jutting rocks along coast. Dinan LS WS Bailey bridge over viaduct. TU tower in Chateau de Duchesse Anne (Duchesse Anne's castle). Josselin WS TU from reflection of towers in moat to fa�ade Ch�teau de Josselin (Josselin Castle). Brittany WS PAN picturesque landscape divided into separate fields. Fields separated by walls of stones covered in turf w/ flowers & shrubbery. Quaint / picturesque farmhouses. Woman standing in doorway of farmhouse. CU thatched roof. VS calvary in open churchyard. VS religious figurines & crosses. Plougastel VS large calvary w/ crosses & religious figurines. TU crosses of Golgotha. Carnac VS megalithic monuments w/ different types of stone alignments. WS LS tourist walking near rows of upright, standing stones (menhirs). VS children talking. Sainte Anne d'Auray EXT Sainte Anne d'Auray Cathedral. VS pilgrims partaking in "pardon" ceremony. VS women wearing coiffes & antique dresses. VS religious procession led by priest to shrine within Basilica. Pilgrims drinking from spring (fountain). Concarneau PAN shipping port / harbor. VS women wearing coiffes knitting & crocheting outdoors. MS woman doing needlework. Woman knitting w/ four needles. VS Breton women wearing coiffes (good shots, Brittany culture). Locronan VS wedding party dancing in village streets, dancing in circle holding hands. Headshots Breton women wearing coiffes. MS women wearing coiffes & traditional dresses. Couples dancing in village streets (waltzing). (great shots, dancing, celebrating, Breton culture WS PAN across village square. VS crowd looking at sculptures displayed at stand. VS sculptor carving wood figurines & saints. VS hand-crafted wood figurine carvings of saints. Pont l'Abbe WS car driving down road near row of houses. Woman wearing Bigouden headdress bicycling down street. VS woman wearing Bigouden washing clothes in communal washing area (laundry, laundering). Young girl in pigtails doing laundry. Douarnenez WS Bay of Douarnenez. VS shipping port / harbor w/ fishermen working on boats. PAN shipping port / harbor, man wearing sabots, fishermen standing at pier. VS fishermen unloading fish from rowboats & onto trucks for delivery. Horse-drawn cart carrying fresh fish. HA men wearing sabots (wooden shows). VS fishermen & sailors wearing sabots & berets standing at pier (good shots, Bretons, Breton culture, fishermen). WS LS white sails from fishing fleet

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