Monday, January 2, 2012

Women Fetching Water from the Nile - 1897

Country: United Kingdom
Director: Henry Short
Release Date: 1897 (UK)
Filming Locations: Egypt
Production Co: Paul's Animatograph Works, Robert W. Paul
Genres: Documentary | Short
This short film was one of a series shot for Paul by Henry Short and while it gives us a good look at some of the local people, as the backdrop against which they are shot is a rugged stone wall we don't get to see much local colour – or even the Nile. The first individual we see isn't a woman at all but a white-bearded old gent stooped beneath the burden of his load. Next come the women, each of them balancing pots on their heads as they walk.  

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