Southeast Asia in the British Pathé Film Archive

(23 April 2015) British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, says the Southeast Asia Library Group, SEALG.  Before the advent of television, millions around the globe came to movie theatres for their weekly dose of filmed news.

British Pathé is considered to be the most comprehensive newsreel archive in the world and is a treasure trove of 85,000 films unrivalled in their historical and cultural significance. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous people, fashion trends, travel, science and culture. Most of the material is available publicly via the British Pathé website for viewing and educational purposes.

British Pathé has hundreds of clips for Indochina, Burma and Thailand and hundreds more for other Southeast Asian countries.

The SEALG website has the story.