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Mystic Isles
Description: Tom Terriss stars as the Vagabond Director in this "Vagabond Adventure Series" about Java, Indonesia in the 1930s.
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Clip #: TFA-235C
Length: 9:34
Year: 1930
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: South Pacific
Country: Java
Subject: Religious Buildings
Original: 16mm
1930s, Java, coast, people walking on beach, palm trees, men rowing canoes onto beach, tender transporting people from moored ship to shore, native people carrying visitors including Tom Terriss on chairs through water from tender to shore, regatta of large traditional boats, festival with town’s officials celebrating arrival of Dutch Governor, bamboo footbridge, turbulent water, rice paddies, palm trees, hyacinth field, thatched huts, Indonesian crafts, woman selling Batik, tjanting tool, woman using tjanting tool to create Batik, orchid in hanging pot, woman spinning yarn, bare chested girl weaving yarn into cloth for traditional Selendang Baby sling on loom, brass craftsman at work, intricate brass handicraft, girl praying at home shrine next to brass craftsman at work, food offering at shrine, man carving intricate detail on facade of temple being constructed, intricate carvings and statues, man walking through temple grounds, stairway leading to temple, Tom Terriss walking through temple and stopping to look at statue and idol, sacred chair / throne, Tom Terriss sitting on sacred chair / throne and departing temple as he realizes nearby “statues” are actually native men glaring at him, men praying on knees in front of sacred chair / throne, temple facade, pinisi sailing ship

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