Film: 8561

Places + Locations | 1940 | Sound | B/W


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Tribes and nomads of the jungle in Malaya or Malaysia Asia 1940's

Natives of the Malayan rainforest walking through jungle in single file, men carrying spears. Chief of tribe. Tribe wading waist deep in river. Preparing an area to live in in the jungle. Building huts, weaving palm leaves. Women gathering vegetables and water. Threshing rice. River fishing with nets. Cooking food inside banana leaves and bamboo tubes. Thunderstorm. Monkey stealing food. A tame monkey with a boy, an apprentice hunter. Men preparing blow-pipe for hunting: cleaning inside of pipe, firing at tree trunk in order to test accuracy. Baby monkeys in bamboo cages. Crossing the river by raft. Trading Centre.

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