South East Asia

United States, 1957

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A survey of the industry and commerce of Burma, Indo-China, Thailand and Malaya where ancient methods and modes of life contrast sharply with new machinery, schools, highways, modern factories and scientific farming methods. Explains that rice is the basic food crop of the area, and it is also exported in quantities to other countries. Other products include tin, oil, crude rubber and teak.

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Coronet Instructional Films



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United States
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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Commerce

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rice

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rice - Thailand

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rubber industry and trade

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Asia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Asia, Southeastern

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Malaya


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Commerce

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Thailand - Economic conditions

History → Burma - History

Places → Asia

Places → Asia, Southeastern

Places → Malaya

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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