Film: 4636

Canals + Waterways | 1930 | Sound | B/W

Synopsis:

Contrast in China, Asia. Men who live on the river their entire lives living and working on boats.
Summer Palace, Tower of Buddah near Peking. River scenes. Yangtze river. The river at Shanghai. Junk boats in the harbour. Racing men punt boats. Logs. Bridge over the river, traffic passes above barges and tanpans. Boats with goods for sale. Family eating on deck of boat with chop sticks from small bowls. Commentary wonders how the boat people can live in such unsanitary conditions, "they wash, occasionally".


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