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Ban Saming

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Abstract
A film about the life of the inhabitants of the village of Ban Saming in the south of Laos with their ancient customs and traditions, the legend of a white elephant with black tusks, bringing happiness. The old man tells the legend of the white elephant (synchronously in Lao). Temple walls. Bas-relief. Ruins. Savannah. River. Fisherman with a boat. Sculpture of Buddha among the trees. A Buddhist beats the morning gong. Village. The monks are walking down the street. A man climbs onto the back of an elephant. Villagers. The funeral. The funeral procession is underway. Collecting equipment for hunting elephants. Elephants with hunters on their backs are passing by. Stilt houses. Rice threshing. The woman at the loom. Pets in the yard of the house. Women and men fishing. Festive feast. Moonshine bottles. People are praying. The hunters perform the BA ceremony before the start of the hunt: a man blows a horn, a tray with offerings to the spirits. Hunters by the fire. Equipment for hunters. Elephant hunters in the forest.
Director
S. Khovenko, Sakhon Tayarat
Color
Color
Film ID
31820
Keywords
leisure
, fishing
, funeral
, national customs
, religion
, everyday life
, hunting
Meterage
1268
Number of Parts
5
Operators
A. Kamionsky, I. Filatov
Other Creators
Scenario S. Khovenko
Release Date
1990
Sound
Has Sound

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