Mongolia Today (1968)
Old Video Archive from Pathe.
On this Video :
Street scenes of traffic, pedestrians, cyclists and carts in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator. The buildings are a strange mixture of ornate temples, modern flats and tented village.
Large carved statues possibly Buddhist. Mothers and children come out of circular tent.
A settlement of these tents with fenced borders.
A view of the tent settlements in a huge valley. Exterior, snow falling around a pagoda-style building, probably the capital's museum, once a palace.
Details of paintings and carved relief of warriors at the doors of the museum.
Snow falling on the eaves of the building.
Details of artwork including a large dragon.
Carved throne. Pan over detailed carving.
Interior of the capital's museum,where we see large statues, Buddhist shrines, and paintings. High shot, looking over the city with pagoda-style rooves in the foreground and factories in the background.
Interior of the capital's National Theatre where the dancing girls and musicians perform a Mongolian folk dance. Tilt down from studio lights to camera operators, lighting technicians, script editor, monitors and director in the newly opened television studios while a children's programme is being shot. The children are singing and playing instruments.
Interior of the capital's tent homes, a woman in traditional dress cooking on the central stove, behind her are a T.V., fridge, wireless, etc.
An older man turns on the radio. LS Tent homes with a radio or TV mast in the background.
Mongolian horsemen, carrying long sticks with a loop at the end, rounding up herds of horses and camels on the steppes.
Crowds of men, women and children watching a Mongolian wrestling match in progress in a small stadium.
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