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German educational film: rice farming practices in Southeast Asia

Film | Accession Number: 2002.189.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3653 | Film ID: 2595

This German educational film focuses on rice farmers in an unidentified country in Southeast Asia (most likely Indonesia). The film features men and women working in the rice fields, several majestic shots of the stepped land and perfectly manicured rice paddies. Oxen are used by the men to tend to the paddies. VS of collecting the rice, men and women back in the village sorting the day's harvest. MCU of an altar with flowers and various other items. INT, MS of women separating the grains from the stalk using large sticks. CU of a young boy eating the spare grains of rice that fall to the floor. Men gather round, eating rice that has been cooked for them by the women. VS of the women preparing plates for the men and the children of the village. VS, EXT, a procession with banners and flags of the villagers through the rice fields to celebrate the harvest. Young boys carry baskets of food on their heads, some play musical instruments, offerings are placed on the steps of a temple. VS, the villagers gather in a circle as dancers in elaborate costumes perform.

Southeast Asia
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Steven Zabin
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:33
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