On Saturday 30th Nov. 140 VC prisoners will be released in South Vietnam. This is?
General view barracks area - some prisoners with guards mingling in shade of their barracks.
Some last-day sprucing before their release: a prisoner clips his friends hair, whilst nearby a guard gives close shave to a prisoner.
Self-explanatory shots. Prisoners and guards are shown mingling. Girl prisoners are seen-some doing needle work.,
Men are seen at work also - a couple are cutting out clothes to a pattern before stitching.
Man is seen sewing machine, whilst a girl sits sewing nearby.
Older man with Ho Chi Minh beard is kidded by his compatriot.
Small boy - only 13 years old-he fought with V.C.
Outside again - prisoners file off to lunch - their last lunch in prison.
Guitarist and two friends sit on chairs outside their barracks whilst he plays.
Miss Juliette Sueng of Visnews (wearing red au-dai) walks into frame and talks with girl, who stands up. Davis appears in frame with microphone.
MV Girl is interviewed: Davis asks questions in English, Miss Suong translates then replies in back in English.
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Background: On Saturday 30th Nov. 140 VC prisoners will be released in South Vietnam. This is an act of clemency the South Vietnamese govt. almost all of them were captured on the battlefield in South Vietnam. They are all South Vietnamese citizens no northerns. Most claims to have been pushed into joining by the Communist. The govt. considers they have been rehabilitated, and are releasing them into custody of their families.
They will be completely free. Of the 140 prisoners 90 are to be released in Saigon, 36 in Pleiku, and 14 in Da Nang. 10 of the 140 are women. Five of these were seen in Saigon. Whilst in prison both men and women prisoners were trained as tailors and tailoress. Some of the men also studied barbers, and has a chance to try their skill on their comrades.