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Georgia, Caucasus Mountains, circa 1933

Film | Accession Number: 2003.214 | RG Number: RG-60.4174 | Film ID: 3021

Peasants baking bread, harvesting grain, going about their daily lives in this rural, mountainous region. This footage is stunning. Julien Bryan himself is featured in this footage. He traveled at this time with the noted anthropologist Maurice Hindus and a group of Princeton University students on a journey through Russian villages. Several of the students can also be seen in this sequence. They traveled with local guides, with horses and mules through the mountains. VS of their local guides, the mountains, children and women in the villages, sifting grain and baking flatbread, local men herding goats on the mountainside. Julien Bryan and one of the locals try to learn each other's language by writing down words and letters and exchanging pieces of paper. VS, beginning with a MCU of a pig and her suckling young. Good views of the traditional dwellings that are built into the mountainside, getting water at the local well. The sequence ends on a charming scene of two young boys eating fresh picked cherries from their baskets, their mouths are covered with cherry juice, as they continue to eat the fruit and smile for the camera.

** This reel has an incorrect title, because the can for this reel was mislabeled; this is actually footage from the early 1930s, shot in Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains.

Film Title
1944 War Newsreel
Event:  1933
Production:  1933
Georgia, Soviet Union
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Julien Bryan Archive
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:43
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