Charming Ceylon 1931
A tour of the island of Ceylon in the 1930s. Footage from this film is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com
Tropical Ceylon 1932
Peaceful Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in 1948
Ceylon and Southeast Asia, 1927
Home movies of a trip to Ceylon, Burma, Sumatra, Java, Siam and Borneo in the late 1920's.To purchase a clean DVD or digital download of this film for personal home use or educational use contact us at [email protected] To license footage from this film for commercial use visit: www.travelfilmarchive.com
Song of Ceylon (1934) by Basil Wright
Ambitious documentary chronicling the cultural life and religious customs of the Sinhalese and the effects of advanced industrialism on such customs.
Gripsholm Cruise 1940 #2
The Queen of Ceylon opens parliament
The Queen Elizabeth II of Ceylon opens parliament , monarchy crown throne speech
Queen in Kandy two
Queen Elizabeth II in Kandy Ceylon part two in colour . monarchy crown
Queen in Kandy
Queen Elizabeth II in Kandy Ceylon . monarchy crown
Java-Ceylon 1955 Reel 6 of 24
Ceylon 1955 Reel 7 of 24
Ceylon 1955 Reel 8 of 24
Ceylon 1955 Reel 9 of 24
Ceylon 1955 Reel 10 of 24
1955: Reel 11: Ceylon. August 3-4. Kandy.
Crossing the Indian Ocean by Dutch freighter in 1961
Another film by Kees Renard taken on Dutch steamer 'Straat Johore' fifty years ago. The port of call is Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Calling on Colombo, Ceylon, in 1961
The Dutch freighter ss Johore called on Colombo,Ceylon/Sri Lanka more than fifty years ago. The time that container shipment was still unknown and there was far more Dutch executive crew on board. One of them has shore leave and enjoys the oriental city of Colombo. Marine engineer Kees Renard took this film.
Sri Lanka Jewel of the Orient in 1973
An introduction to the crafts industries of this beautiful island. Precious gems, rubies, saphires, amathysts are sifted from river soil. Artifacts are made from shells. Masks used in dances to exorcise devils.
Exotic Sri Lanka in 1973
A fascinating look into the crafts and culture of the country in this old film. Cinnamon, pole fishing, textile industry, firewalking and piercing in Buddhist and Hindu festvals.