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Song of Siam
Description: Rituals in Siam (Thailand) in the late 1940s.
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Clip #: TFA-113C
Length: 9:58
Year: 1948
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Far East
Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
Original: 16mm
large statue of the demon god stands in front of a temple. Two men in elaborate costumes reenact legend of battle the demon god with the monkey god in ritual dance. modern apartment buildings. Woman carries baskets. City streets with traffic. Spirit of Democracy monument. Motorbikes, bicycles. Thai kick boxing match in ring with referee and audience in bleachers. woman preparing siamese rice cakes on round griddle. canals in Bangkok. Woman picks water cress. Man poles sampan boat. two thai young women in elaborate costumes and headdresses perform slow ritual dance.

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