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News from Indonesia: drought and flooding

Week number 47-13

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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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.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 March 1947
Length:
01:24

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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