Chiang Mai: northern capital

Australia, 1971

Film
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Episode of Series “Our Asian Neighbours: Thailand”.
In Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital, many traditions and crafts have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. This film looks at the native handicrafts, including the production of silver jewellery, lacquerware utensils and silk-weaving. We take part in a colourful festival which marks the end of the Buddhist Lent. Through the day and into the night we see the solemn religious ceremonies, and the carefree carnival, complete with fireworks

Credits

director

Brian Hannant

co-producer

Thanom Soongnarata

John Morris

production company

Australian National Film Board

Language

English

Duration

00:13:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31111

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Asia

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thailand

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thailand - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Thailand - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Crafts & Visual Arts → Handicraft

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Buddhism

Places → Thailand

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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