• Short Summary

    An unusual ceremony that has become an annual rite on the island of Taiwan is the celebration of the birthday of Confucius, which this year was held on Saturday (28 September).

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    GV ZOOM OUT FROM procession at Buddhist temple in Taipei with drums banging
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    2.
    CU tourists watching
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    3.
    GV schoolboys performing dance with peacock feathers. Drums continuing
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    4.
    CU musicians playing ancient instruments (2 shots)
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    5.
    CU schoolboys continue peacock-feather dance
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    6.
    CU scholar reads from works of Confucius
    0.50

    7.
    GVS procession with lanterns, and scholars burning papers (3 shots)
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    8.
    MVS TILT DOWN performance on stage and people praying at shrine (3 shots)
    1.25

    9.
    SVS Man with joss-sticks in front of symbolic cow and spectators watching (3 shots)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: An unusual ceremony that has become an annual rite on the island of Taiwan is the celebration of the birthday of Confucius, which this year was held on Saturday (28 September).

    Born 2500 years ago and undoubtedly China's best known philosopher, Confucius formulated the ethical standard of civilisation practiced in China for two thousand years.

    It was a traditional holiday on the mainland before the advent of The People's Republic of China, but the ritual has now been banned.

    The Taiwanase celebration starts at dawn, at the Confucian Temple in Taipei.

    The participants are usually elderly scholars and young students. This film shows a recent rehearsal in progress.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA29DSWAZFP209N5NQKE7O1WFMS
    Media URN:
    VLVA29DSWAZFP209N5NQKE7O1WFMS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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