This film is held by the BFI (ID: 351606).


Amateur film of a journey to India via the Suez Canal, of people and life taken in India, 1929.

The film opens with a shot of a cathedral and the Suez canal. Boys dive for coins and activity on board ship on the way out to India is seen. In India, women are seen spinning and washing pans. Other scenes include: a school, ploughing with oxen, ruined temples, a railway station, and people bathing and washing in the river. A group of Indians and Europeans are seen, with an Indian rural street scene and a European woman walking her dog. Next, a potter is seen at work, and flour being ground. In a school playground a swing with people watching is shown, and a well, from which water is drawn using an ox. There is a shot of a palace with fine decorated stonework, followed by street scenes. The film ends with a shot of Gandhi in a car and a large crowd, and the Ganges.



  • INDIA (Archive)

Technical Data

Running Time:
10.3 minutes
Film Gauge (Format):
16mm Film

Production Credits

Production Countries:
Great Britain