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Mastri - A Balinese Woman

This film contrasts normal village life with the √ítourist√ď Bali and show something of the religious life of the people of Tunjuk.
Series : Our Asian Neighbours - Indonesia | Episode : 7 | Year : 1975 | Total Duration : 18 Minutes | Producer : John Morris
Director : Keith Gow |
Zoom in to graphic map of Australia and Indonesia to the island of Bali. MS Balinese women carrying goods on their heads past lush grasses and waterfall passing camera. CUs to their feet and medium high shot over goods on their heads as they pass. VS women and children from Tunjuk walking in line through rice fields to temple bearing offerings to the rice goddess on their heads led by two men. High angle shot of temple in rice field and VS of villagers watching ceremony. CUs elderly man with flowers behind his ears chanting and ringing small bell. VS villagers praying. MS villager Mastri receiving water in a bowl.
Access No. 141990 | 2 mins 17 secs | 1970s | Tunjuk, Bali, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
MS Suket preparing a prayer alter in middle of rice field being joined by his wife Mastri. High angle and MS of them carrying out ritual with bowl of water and flower. Aerial track over patterns of rice fields and villages set in amongst palm trees. CUs various statues and temple architecture. Good WS village street with flock of geese running towards camera. GS Mastri and Suket sharpening knives and preparing vegetables on the floor of Mastri's parent's house. WS revealing kitchen area and VS Mastri tending oven fire, cooking rice and setting out food offerings for the spirits guarding the house. CUs Suket cooking cakes in griddle pan and placing them in basket helped by his mother-in-law.
Access No. 141991 | 3 mins 29 secs | 1970s | Tunjuk, Bali, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
High angle and VS of Mastri placing food offerings to the ancestral spirits at Mastri's family's home temples. GS Mastri and her husband Suket sitting at fire preparing rice cakes. High angle shot over village markets with street signs in foreground and people milling about. MS Mastri and Suket selling their rice cakes at a stall. VS customers and sellers exchanging money, goods and people carrying enormous palm fronds. CUs Suket's face and smiling at Mastri. CUs Mastri preparing rice cakes on banana leaf and drizzling with sauce for customer. GS flock of ducks walking through market.
Access No. 141992 | 2 mins 3 secs | 1970s | Tunjuk, Bali, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS Suket riding bike through rice fields. CU Suket blowing whistle as young boys play soccer game. VS children seated at desks with teacher in classroom reading out loud with her as soccer game continues out window. CUs of Mastri weaving a mat while laughing with friends and their children. VS after scenes in village with children carrying timbers above heads and others running to hall to play in a gamelan gong orchestra. VS children of various ages playing gongs and drums. GS women pounding rice flour. VS men labouring and cementing set of stairs. GS Suket labouring in jungle with hoe. VS children playing wild game with ladder outside hall. GS Mastri and her friends singing and swaying to gamelan. CU to baby joining in.
Access No. 141993 | 2 mins 40 secs | 1970s | Tunjuk, Bali, Indonesia | © NFSA | Colour |
WS village hall lit up at night. VS Mastri and others being instructed by Dance Master. CU to sign Lumbung Desa (Town Hall). MS conductor with gamelan orchestra. MS Suket at home studying by lantern light. CU rice plant and WS over line of women bent over working in rice field. VS of workers who sing and talk as they work. VS workers cutting and binding rice. Tilt from stream around boulders to women including Mastri bathing in sarongs in water. GS truck pas camera and over bridge with blaring horn. MS to laughing rice workers travelling in back of truck as it races through village. Track of truck past more rice fields with people in back waving to workers. VS Mastri and Suket in back of truck as it passes cyclists and other vehicles on road.
Access No. 141994 | 3 mins 18 secs | 1970s | Tunjuk, Bali, Indonesia WS people | © NFSA | Colour |
WS beach and sailing boats at shore with Bali Beach Hotel in background. MS villagers driving in noisy truck along road. Cut to swimming pool and guests at hotel. GS truck past movie banners in town. VS truck arriving at hotel, villagers getting out and MS of them being "blessed" by priest. VS men smoking and women being made up. CUs women applying eye shadow, getting dressed and having hair done etc. VS gamelan playing and women dancing on outdoor stage of hotel. CUs Mastri as she dances.
Access No. 141995 | 3 mins 38 secs | 1970s | Tunjuk, Bali, Indonesia WS people | © NFSA | Colour |