• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF THE CONGO RECENTLY VISITED THE LOVANIUM AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION IN KINSHASA, AND PROVED ADEPT AT DRIVING A MECHANICAL LAWN MOWER.

  • Description

    1.
    CU MOBUTU AND BOMBOKO WITH OTHERS
    0.10

    2.
    SV's STUDENTS WATCHING (2 SHOTS)
    0.13

    3.
    CU MOBUTU DRIVING MECHANICAL MOWER
    0.27

    4.
    LV DITTO
    0.40

    5.
    SV GIRLS WATCH
    0.41

    6.
    SV MOBUTU TALKING TO STUDENTS
    0.44

    7.
    CU TILT UP-MOBUTU CUTTING GRASS WITH SCYTHE
    0.50

    8.
    CU MAN WATCHING
    0.52

    9.
    SV ANOTHER MAN CUTTING GRASS
    0.58

    10.
    LV & CU MOR GILLON ON MOWER
    1.08

    11.
    SV MAN CUTTING HEDGE
    1.12

    12.
    SV MAN CLEARING UP ROADWAY
    1.15

    13.
    SV MEN COLLECTING GRASS.
    1.19



    Initials GEM/VS/JH/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRESIDENT MOBUTU OF THE CONGO RECENTLY VISITED THE LOVANIUM AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH STATION IN KINSHASA, AND PROVED ADEPT AT DRIVING A MECHANICAL LAWN MOWER.

    WITH THE PRESIDENT AT LOVANIUM WAS THE FOREIGN MINISTER M.BOMBOKO, AND A SENIOR CLERGYMAN, MGR GILLON. A CROWD OF STUDENTS WATCHED AS PRESIDENT MOBUTU TURNED AN OVERGROWN PLOT INTO A NEAT LAWN. THEN HE TOOK UP A SCYTHE FOR ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION, AND MGR GILLON FOLLOWED UP WITH A JAUNT ON THE MECHANICAL MOWER.

    THE WATCHING STUDENTS FOLLOWED SUIT, AND SOON A CROSSROADS NEAR LOVANIUM WAS A MODEL OF NEATNESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA300T85M6PLB9HXHNSTAK7VLAC
    Media URN:
    VLVA300T85M6PLB9HXHNSTAK7VLAC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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