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The song of Ceylon

Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce.

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  • ""Ultimately, Song of Ceylon imparts the message that nature and native traditions can coexist harmoniously with modernity. The film proposes a benign, rather than ruthless, message of progress, stressing the benefits of technological innovations."--Wikipedia"
  • ""Ambitious documentary chronicling the cultural life and religious customs of the Sinhalese and the effects of advanced industrialism on such customs. The first part of the film depicts the religious life of the Sinhalese, interlinking the Buddhist rituals with the natural beauty of Ceylon. Opening with a series of pans over palm leaves, we then gradually see people journey to Adam's Peak, a center of Buddhist pilgrimage for over two hundred years. This is continually inter-cut with images of surrounding natural beauty and a series of pans of a Buddhist statue. Part two focuses on the working life of the Sinhalese, again continually stressing their intimate connection to the surrounding environment. We see people engaging in pottery, woodcarving and the building of houses, whilst children play. The third part of the film introduces the arrival of modern communications systems into the fabric of this 'natural' lifestyle, heralded by experimental sounds and shots of industrial working practices. Finally, in the last part of the film, we return to the religious life of the Sinhalese, where people dress extravagantly in order to perform a ritual dance. The film ends as it began, panning over palm trees."--Wikipedia"
  • "Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce."
  • "Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce."@en
  • "A documentary in which the traditional cultural and religious aspects of the island of Ceylon are shown against its more recent economic growth."
  • "Examines the lifestyle of the Ceylonese people, observing their architecture, customs and ceremonies. Shows the harvesting of copra and tea and the dancing of the Islanders."
  • "Documentary concerning the day-to-day life of the people of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)."@en
  • "Considered one of the masterpieces of the British documentary movement, this film examines the lifestyle of the Ceylonese people, observing their architecture, customs and ceremonies. Shows the harvesting of copra and tea and the dancing of the Islanders."@en
  • ""More than anything else, the best British documentaries of the 1930's showed that documentaries could be artistically innovative. Song of Ceylon, made by one of Grierson's growing group of protegées, looks at a British colony (now Sri Lanka) from an Orientalist perspective. Using an elliptical style that perfectly fosters its evocation of an exotic and distant land, the filmmakers skillfully blend timeless images that are a perfect match for the commentary written by British explorer Robert Knox over 150 years earlier"--Videodisc sleeve."@en
  • "Examines the religious, commercial and social life of the Ceylonese people."@en
  • "Examines the religious, commercial and social life of the Ceylonese people."
  • "Shows traditional culture and economy of the Ceylonese contrasted with the influence of modern commerce."@en
  • "Documentary showing the traditional culture and primitive economy of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), contrasted with the influence of modern commerce."
  • "Présentation de l'île de Ceylan et de ses habitants avant la conquête de l'indépendance. Utilisation poétique de la beauté des paysages, d'une description de l'île remontant à 1680, du contraste d'une vie commerciale moderne insérée dans un complexe de traditions antiques vigoureuses."
  • "Shows traditional culture and primitive economy of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), contrasted with the influence of modern commerce."@en

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  • "British films"@en
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  • "Documentaries and factual films and video"@en
  • "Documentary films"@en

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  • "The song of Ceylon"@en
  • "The song of Ceylon"
  • "The Song of Ceylon"
  • "Song of Ceylon"@en
  • "Song of Ceylon"
  • "The Song of Ceylon"@en