Film: 3850

Farming + Rural Life | 1960 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

Borneo.
Tom Harrisson, curator of Sarawak Museum (Harrison was a member of S.O.E. during World War Two working with locals behind enemy lines and accepted surrender of Japanese at the end of the war) narrates. Expedition to Mount Kinabalu. Slash and burn cultivation by natives in the foothills of the mountain. Regional crops. Tobacco production. Bamboo used for huts. Irrigation. Simple instruments. Slaughtering and cooking buffalo. Gongs. Orangutans. Mountain spa. Crossing the river by buffalo. 'Tamu', monthly fair.


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