31560 HD ARMAND DENIS WHEELS ACROSS INDIA — Rangoon, Shive Dagon Pagoda, Asiatic Expedition

Shot in Burma during the Denis-Roosevelt Asiatic Expedition (1939), led by filmmaker Armand Denis and his wife Leila Roosevelt. In Rangoon, views of the Shive Dagon Pagoda and huge bamboo irrigation water wheels are seen, as well as the temples, pagodas and bas-reliefs featuring snake motifs at the Pegan ruins. The ornamentation and neck wraps of Karen women are shown. A survey of the teak industry follows, including the training of elephants for logging work. The final sequence focuses on a Burmese priestess (Shan) who must supplicate a king cobra to appease the snake God.

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