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Europe I

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

Alexander Black

Description:

"Travelogue with intertitles of Alexander Black's trip to Europe in 1928. It includes footage of air and sea travel, a phantom ride in a gondola, and footage of Black himself feeding pigeons in Venice, Italy." UC Berkeley Library.


Footsteps in the Sea

Date produced: 1931

Filmmaker(s):

Amos Burg

Julius Fleischmann

Description:

"Edited film with intertitles documents the round the world cruise of the Fleischmann family and friends on board the yacht "Camargo," Human Studies Film Archive, Smithsonian Museum.


Guatemalan Rainbow

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Ripley W. Bugbee

Robert W. Crowther

Description:

"Opening with a superb trick title in Kodachrome, Guatemalan Rainbow, by the late Ripley W. Bugbee and Robert W. Crowther, carries the audience on an ocean voyage from New York City to the mountain villages of Guatemala, where Mayan mysteries are still celebrated and where the world is a riot of indescribable color. No sequences of the leisure and pleasure of shipboard life have excelled those in this picture. Dexterously, the ritual of afternoon tea was captured with the same finish as if the scenes had been directed in a studio. Active sports and lazy afternoons are recalled in the picture with idyllic beauty. After several minutes of rather less interesting and distinguished footage, the production reaches another high in the presentation of the descendants of the Mayans, whose markets, customs and religious observances are dramatically and expertly chronicled. The whole is accompanied by a satisfactory musical setting." Movie Makers, Dec. 1938, 619.


Gure Itsasoa [Our sea]

Date produced: 1978

Filmmaker(s):

José Luis De la Torre Agirre

Description:

Itsasoko bizimodua.

El filme retrata la forma de vida en la mar en Lekeitio

The film portrays the life on the sea in Lekeitio.


Japan Speaks but China Talks Back

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"Ship sails from Chicago, visits Japan's ports, cities, villages, etc. Views of modern with traditional." UC San Diego Library.


Landfalls of the Caribbean and Primitive Surinam

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Floyd Henry Wells

Description:

Edited film "chronicling travel through the Caribbean including scenic landscapes, cities and villages, dance, local markets and fishing. Wells travelled on the M/s Stella Maris II. Locations filmed include Puerto Rico, Saba St. Kits, Gaudelupe, St. Lucia, Barbados, Paramaribo, Tobago, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, Martinique, Fortress of San Felikpe Del Morrow (San Juan), For Christianvaern, Fort Fleur depee XVIII siecle, and Sam Lord's Castle," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Martinique

Date produced: 1971

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"Hansen visits a Caribbean French colony, popularly referred to as Martinique. Much like Hansen's previous travels, he focuses on the colorful and exotic landmarks of the island." UC San Diego Library.


Northlands Cruise

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

H. Lee Hansen

Description:

"Sailing around Alaska." UC San Diego Library.


Quest for the Great Sperm Whale, The

Date produced: 1991

Filmmaker(s):

Robbins Barstow

Description:

"The story of a three-day whale watching trip in July 1991 from Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA, 100 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean to Georges Bank, to find and film sperm whales and six other species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), including the never-before-filmed North Atlantic Beaked Whale. Filmed and narrated by Dr. Robbins Barstow of Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA." Archive.org


Rum Row : as seen from the rum tender M.V. Hickey

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Richard Francis Heurtley Reed

Description:

"Depicts a rum-running expedition from Victoria to "Rum Row" off the California coast with the mother ship M.V. Malahat. The tender M.V. Hickey is shown transferring cases of liquor to American vessels and avoiding US Navy cutters. At San Martin Island, Mexico, the Hickey puts in for repairs." (BC Archives)

NOTE: The original reversal film was lost in the 1990s after being sent out for video transfer in Vancouver. Only the BC Archives analog video transfer is extant.


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