27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Manila Colonial Scenes

original title: Manila Colonial Scenes
year: 1900
running time: 1 min.


At the turn of the 20th century, the streets of Manila are filled with horse-drawn carriages, people in white European dresses, and wedding parties coming out of the church. Behind the civilized face of the fin-de-siècle, however, lie the dictates of a colonizing power that has conquered a third world country.


Elias Burton Holmes (1870-1958) was an American traveller, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. He coined the term “travelogue” to describe his presentations, during which he screened his films and photographs and accompanied them with stories from his travels.
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