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News from the west: Paramaribo

Week number 48-08

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

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Impressions of the beautiful en good and the ugly and bad parts in Paramnaribo, the capital of Suriname. SHOTS: - aerial shots Paramaribo; - street shots and city shots: a.o. Governement Palace and other fine free-standing public buildings, many of them in old Ducth style, all situated along wide, good paved streets; statue of queen Wilhelmina; little traffic (some donkey carts); shopping streets with lots of Chinese signs; street trading; - ghettos: small linked slums; laundry hangs from the clothesline between the "houses"; "dirty" and shabby "dressed" adults and children walk barefooted on the non-paved narrow "streets"; open sewer with still water; - new development with working-class houses (not yet occupied); ext. houses.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1948
Length:
02:34

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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