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CIA/Japan Radio News Film on Ho Chi Minh [Reel 5 of 5]

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Summary
No sound. Shots of men making baskets. Scenes of a farm: pigs, goat, geese. Interior shots depicting life on the farm. Women cooking. Groups of people read newspapers. Women style hair and dress in traditional clothing. Same three women walk through the town and buy cloth and food in a busy outdoor marketplace. Women play stringed instruments and sing. Women dance in the village square using hats as props. A second dance features bottles, flowers and tea cups. The bottles are balanced on the dancers' heads for much of the dance. IN a third dance the women are joined by a group of men. Shots of different people playing a variety of instruments.
Topics
Musicians, Folk songs, Crowds, Dance, Cultural traditions, Agriculture, Farming and rural systems economics, Marketplaces, Village communities
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