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Ceremonies In Bali
Description: An elaborate funeral ceremony in Bali in the 1930s
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Clip #: AD-23-2
Length: 9:49
Year: 1936
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Asia
Country: Bali
Subject: Funerals
Original: 35mm
02:00:00:00 Bali, Indonesia VS procession for cremation ritual. Women in traditional dress carrying offerings on their heads along procession. Coffins in shapes of cows. 02:01:28:15 Bali, Indonesia Procession for cremation ritual. Procession of men carrying winding sheet, end of which is wrapped around reed-enclosed corpse body, which is flanked by crowds as it is carried. People climbing on corpse being carried. Women on platforms being carried by men. Huge procession of coolies carrying ornately decorated bamboo raft Pylon w/ corpse body. 02:03:24:29 Bali, Indonesia Procession for cremation ritual. Huge procession of coolies carrying coffin (in shape of cow) w/ people riding on coffin over river, people splashing water around. Pylon being carried down slope & across river, people splashing water around. Coolies carrying coffin in shape of cow running it in circles around field (field of cremation). Balinese women in traditional dress carrying pots on their heads. Burning coffin (& body) on funeral pyre. 02:05:32:15 Bali, Indonesia Courtyard of White Coral Temple. VS Hindu High Priest (Brahmin) praying & performing Mudras ritual (intricate hand gestures). 02:06:18:02 Bali, Indonesia Balinese gamelan orchestra performing (traditional Balinese music). VS musicians in traditional dress performing w/ hand-made instruments (most percussion). VS young girls in ornate costumes performing Legong dances (traditional Balinese dancing). (very good shot, native dances / music, folkdances, folk music) 02:08:18:24 Bali, Indonesia Teenage girls & boys in ornate costumes performing "modern" Balinese dances (traditional Balinese dancing). Title card: "The End: A Screen Traveler Picture."

Original 35mm nitrate film elements no longer available. TFA-9A-7 is unedited footage from the same subject transferred from a 16mm print

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