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Creator:
Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 film reel (780 feet) sound b&w 16mm
Type:
Television programs
Travelogs
Place:
Bali
Asia
Indonesia
Bali (Indonesia : Province)
Singapore
Date:
ca 1960s
20th century
Notes:
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, sound recordings
Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Summary:
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David. This episode begins in Singapore with various street scenes showing its street traffic as well as its river traffic. The Indonesians work together to transport cargo in and out of boats. There is also footage of government buildings and a sacred Hindu castle. Johor is featured next in the broadcast with footage of its bus terminal, shops, and street scenes. Other sites in Johor include: the citadel, the Palace, a modern hospital, and Johor's Zoo. The Linkers then fly from Johor to Bali and include aerial shots over Java showing Mount Slamet: an erupting volcano. Once in Bali, the Linkers stay at the Bali Hotel. Scenes in Bali include: a funeral procession, a dance by the legendary figure "The Baron," dances representing Balinese views on Western culture, the making of western clothes, and a typical Balinese dinner. On the seashore, there is footage of the gathering of seaweed. There is also footage of rice cultivation in Bali. The episode ends in the Monkey Temple, where monkeys are seen as friends of a sacred god. There, young Balinese women perform dances about humor, war, and the temptations of the world.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Topic:
Street scenes  Search this
Architecture--Religious  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Dance  Search this
Agricultural practices--wet rice  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.63
Restrictions & Rights:
OK:0 Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
See more items in:
Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_368195