Scenes in Ceylon – 1909

This is probarbly one of the earliest films from Ceylon, filmed in 1909 by James Scott Brown. It is now housed at the British Film Institute in London. These are remarkable scenes of Ceylon when the island was part of the British Empire, this was even before Edward Harper the Father of Broadcasting came to the island as Chief Engineer of the Ceylon Telegraph Office.

http://www.colonialfilm.org.uk/node/1328

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