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Nias and Sumatra
Description: A film about Nias and Sumatra from the Screen Traveler series.
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Clip #: TFA-430C
Length: 10:23
Year: 1936
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Far East
Country: Indonesia
Subject: Native Life
Original: 16mm
1930s, Screen Traveler, André de la Varre, travel films, travelogues, Indonesia, Sumatra, Nias island, mountain village, Orahili, traditional houses with steeply pitched roofs, Nias people, young men performing stone jumping, traditions, village chief wearing decorative scabbard, bodyguard with less decorative scabbard, visitors ascending steep steps to Bawomataluo village at top of hill, Omo sebua, warriors in traditional armor performing tribal dance, women and children watching performance from behind window grilles, view through ship windows traveling along Indian Ocean towards Sumatra, West Sumatra, Payakumbuh, Sunday market, women selling wares, women wearing head scarves, some women wearing American gold coins around their necks, baby with shaved head, man wearing wide-brimmed straw hat, wealthy women wearing conventional Minangkabau dress with elaborate gold jewelry and headdresses, men wearing batik trousers, Fort De Kock, Indonesian curio merchants trying to sell wares to Burton Holmes who sits on stoop, Burton Holmes looking at equator monument along main road, Indonesian man using bamboo pole to refill car from roadside water station, boys carrying large bamboo stems used as buckets, Paloepoeh, visitor feeding pool of holy fish, water buffalo taking mud bath and pulling carts, Batak village with traditional Batak Toba houses, Minangkabau houses, Indonesian architecture, women spreading freshly harvested grain on mats to dry

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