Voices of Malaya

United Kingdom, 1948

Film

Voices of Malaya was made before hostilities in Malaya began, in the period immediately after World War 2. It is primarily a background study of the problems facing a country with a population of five million people - Malayan, Chinese-Malayan, Indian-Malayan and European - who are suffering from the aftermath of war. It shows the efforts of the mixed nationalities of Malaya working and living together in the best interests of their country. Music by Elizabeth Lutyens, played by The Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by John Hollingsworth.

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Credits

co-director

Ralth Eaton

Terry Trench

production company

Central Office of Information

Colonial Office

Duration

00:32:52:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1948

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