Review of “The Song of Ceylon” (1934)

Moving picture, 38 minutes

Seen in 2017.

I saw a terrible copy on Youtube. Much of the audio, only some of which is deliberately cacophonous to begin with, was unintelligible.

British commercial exploitation of modern-day Sri Lanka.

Famously ambiguous in its mixture of sincere anthropology and praise for the imperial economic machine.

moving picture non-fiction