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Children of the Balkan Mountains
Description: The children of the Balkan Peninsula, who when not attending school, perform agricultural duties on their family farms, including tending to the animals, picking crops and making traditional Balkan handicrafts.
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Clip #: TFA-264C
Length: 15:44
Year: 1939
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Europe
Subject: Children
Original: 16mm
1930ís, Balkan Mountains, Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria, Serbia, adults and children in traditional Balkan dress, traditional Balkan clothing, women carrying bales of hay behind group of ducks walking on village road past thatched roof houses, child and woman carrying baby holding hands and walking through grove, woman seated next to child and rocking baby in cradle with foot as she knits, child sitting on blanket next to baby in cradle being rocked by woman's foot, woman carrying child on her back, toddler girl standing on ground, children working on farm, livestock, young shepherd herding sheep in field, children retrieving water from well and pouring into trough for sheep, children standing near pigs, girl feeding pigs, boy pushing plow in field, boy carrying staff walking towards grazing cattle, boy walking along train tracks using carrying pole to haul sack and chickens in basket, boy exiting through wood gate using carrying pole to haul jars, girl feeding poultry on farm, girl turning crank handle to retrieve water from well and pouring water out into bucket, women picking crops in field, woman putting crops into basket held by little girl, women knitting as they stand on opposite sides of wood fence, boy exiting through wood gate and affixing wire around wood post to close it, boy putting small chalkboard into back carried on his shoulder and walking towards building, group of children walking and running down road followed by dog as they hurry to get to school, children scrambling to get into seats in classroom, seated children taking out chalkboards and utensils and putting on desks, children wearing traditional Balkan Opanci shoes, Opanak, smiling boy standing near open gate and petting dog, smiling boy holding puppy, girls carrying spindles / distaffs, girls knitting, girls picking crops / flowers in field, low angle clouds and treetops as man walks through countryside, man walking along banks of water, boys walking on snow covered ground near stream, low angles clouds and treetops

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