Documentary 4min

The Mohammedan at Home (1908)

Original title: Les mahométans chez eux
An educational view of the Mohammedans, showing the habits and costumes of these interesting people.
Not rated.

Facts
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) Les mahométans chez eux
Production
Distribution
(France) Pathé Frères
Other
(US Import) Pathé Frères
Categories
Actuality Film Arab Black and White Culture Documentary Family Family Relationship Islam Muslim People Short Silent Film
Descriptions

The people of the Mohammedan religion are noted for their very peculiar customs, and in this picture we are brought in close contact with a few of the better class and we get an idea of their singular mode of living. In the first scene we see how the women make their toilet, paying strict attention to the covering of their faces. Next is the unique way the men receive their guests, showing their manner of salutation, taking coffee and all smoking the same pipe and drinking from the same cup of wine. After a prolonged conversation, all fall back and have a snooze. The detail of this picture is magnificent, showing the interior of their living rooms, which are most artistically decorated and beautifully furnished in a quaint style.

Source: Moving Picture World


An excellent record film, depicting the daily life of a Mohammedan, or some phases of it. The photography is good and any one who sees this film will gain a good idea of how a Mohammedan lives.

Source: Moving Picture World - 1908

8 Scenes
Madame veils herself to go out. (Madame se voile pour sortir.)
Monsieur puts on his turban, sticks a rose in it and goes to see his friends. (Monsieur met son turban, y pique une rose et va voir ses amis.)
Visiting. The Greeting. (En visite. Le salut.)
A cup of Moorish coffee. (Une tasse de café maure.)
A few puffs of kif dispose to the nap. (Quelques bouffées de kif disposent à la sieste.)
The kif is chopped. The pipe, smoked in turn, does not take long to produce its effect. (Le kif est haché. La pipe, fumée à tour de rôle ne tarde pas à produire son effet.)
How an Arab woman carries her child. (Comment une femme arabe porte son enfant.)
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