Lhasa Tibet Date:1943 Duration:8 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
During U.S. diplomatic and military mission to Tibet led by Major Ilia Tolstoy and Captain Brooke Dolan. Tibetan monks come out from monasteries to attend a New Year religious festival. Monks with long poles try to control other monks. Women of a family wear new dresses for the festival. Natives walk down the steps after paying homage to Dalai Lama in Potala Palace. Re-enactment of legendary battle at the opening ceremony for New Year festival. Natives in the courtyard of Potala Palace. Dancing ritual for religious ceremony. Pole sitting act. Priest at religious ceremony. Monks at oracle. Men ride horses. Men shoot arrows. Officials and men pay homage to representatives of the region. Last part of New Year ceremony is annual cavalry show with armed riders. Cavalry march. Rider fire targets while riding horses.
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