Tassilo Adam photograph © Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
Daniel Eagan on Smithsonian.com blogged:
"Jon Gartenberg showed excerpts from films shot by Tassilo Adam in the Dutch East Indies in the 1920s. Although preserved digitally, the material had the lustrous sheen of the nitrate on which it was originally filmed. Adam filmed with the cooperation of authorities, who staged processions and gatherings for his camera. Nevertheless, his footage shows a considerably more sophisticated vision of Bali than other films of the period."
For the full Reel Culture blog posting, read here.