News from Indonesia: drought and flooding
Week number 47-13
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
In World War II the waterworks of Batavia have been heavily damaged. In peoples homes the taps produce no water and the pools are empty. An Indonesian woman taps water from a rain drain to do her washings. A tank lorry with drinking water drives through the streets; people come up to it to receive their, limited, portion. Black marketeers see their chances, tap water illegally and sell it black to the homes. A tropical shower gives temporary solace: water is collected in tubs and bucket etc. Children play with and in the water.
- Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
- Publication date:
- 1 March 1947