A film 'This is Bandung' shows preparations in Bandung, Indonesia for the first Asian-African Conference in April 1955. Fields in western Java province of Indonesia. The preparations for the conference underway. Cars on highways leading to Bandung. People in a market place. Open air cafes on the sides of streets. People buy fruits and vegetables in an open air market. A board reads 'Kebun Binatang Zoological Garden Bandung'. People look at animals in the zoological garden. People swim in a swimming pool. A car drives on a road. People on horses. Women look at flowers in a park. People at a lakeside. Ducks in the lake. Hotels in the city. Interior of a hotel. Women in gowns in a fashion show. A woman performs a traditional dance. A puppet show being performed. Places of worship of different religions in the city. The conference building under renovation. Delegates of Indonesia, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon and India, who are responsible for organizing the conference, in meetings. A blind people's institute. Blind people reading from Braille books. A deaf mute girl child is taught. A teacher writes on a blackboard in a classroom. A man teaches a blind and deaf child.
A film shows Bandung, Indonesia preparing for the first Asian-African Conference in April 1955. A thread factory in Bandung, Indonesia. Spools of thread rotate. Women at work in the factory. Men work in a tea industry. A horse race underway. Cars on a road passing through a jungle. A railway station. People sitting in a train. The train pulls into a station. A volcanic mountain. A busy market place. A map of Indonesia showing Java. A crossroad with people and vehicular traffic all around. An aerial view of the city. People sitting in a hotel.
A film shows Bandung, Indonesia preparing for the first Asian-African Conference in April 1955. People and vehicular traffic on a road. Guards outside doors in a building. A map shows Asia and Africa. Dignitaries including Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and others climb up the stairs of a building. Delegates of the organizing countries such as Burma, Indonesia and India in a conference. A map of the Republic of Indonesia. People in the streets.
A film shows Bandung, Indonesia before the first Asian-African Conference in April 1955. Small industries in Bandung. Rows of soles of slippers. Men make sandals. Umbrella making in progress. A pot is made on a potter's wheel. A man paints a pot. Handicraft articles including a flower vase and a toy animal on display.
Asian-African Conference (also known as the Bandung Conference) concludes in Bandung, Indonesia. People crowd on the road. Policemen control the crowd as conference leaders including Sukarno pass by. Flags in the background. Delegates seated in the conference hall where largely anti-colonialism ideas were expressed. Delegates from Indonesia on the stage. Delegates seen from Saudi Arabia, Gold Coast, Ceylon, Zhou Enlai of China, and other participating countries. Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on stage speak to the delegates. Delegates from 29 nations present in the hall.
Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.