De rijstbouw op droge velden bij de Karo-Bataks
A documentary that shows the various stages of rice growing in the dry fields among the Karo-Batak.
The film opens with an “introduction”, in which a picture is given of “the landscape, the village, and the people”. This is followed by the stages of rice growing: cultivating, ploughing, sowing, and harvesting. These stages are shown very neutrally, without any background information. The harvest festival, with which the film ends, gives picturesque images of victory carts being pulled to the village and women in festive attire taking part in a dance competition.
Catalogus van kinematografische opnamen van de Vereeniging 'Koloniaal Instituut', 1923.
Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief: 508)