• Short Summary

    THE TEN THOUSAND FOOT HIGH MOUNT AGUNG, THE HOME OF THE GREAT MOTHER GOD AND THE TEMPORARY DWELLING OF OTHER GODS AND GODDESSES, IS NOW SMOKING LESS VIOLENTLY.

  • Description

    1.
    LS PAN MOUNTAIN
    5 1/2 ft

    2.
    LS SMOKE FROM CRATER
    8 ft

    3.
    MLS DAMAGED AREA
    11 1/2 ft

    4.
    ZOOM SHOT OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
    16 1/2 ft

    5.
    MS DRIED LAVA
    20 1/2 ft

    6.
    LS GOVT. OFFICIALS IN VILLAGE (2 SHOTS)
    24 1/2 ft

    7.
    MLS GOVT. OFFICIALS TALKING TO VILLAGERS
    28 ft

    8.
    CU VILLAGER
    30 ft

    9.
    CU POLICE OFFICER
    31 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS MOTHER AND BABY
    33 1/2 ft

    11.
    LS PAN PEOPLE PRAYING ON DRIED RIVER BED
    38 ft

    12.
    MS PRIEST (2 SHOTS)
    41 1/2 ft

    13.
    MLS BRID-OFFERING
    44 1/2 ft

    14.
    MS GONG BEATERS
    47 ft

    15.
    LS PEOPLE PRAYING
    50 ft

    16.
    CU WOMAN PRAYING
    52 ft

    17.
    MLS WOMAN MOVING AFTER PRAYERS (3 SHOTS)
    60 1/2 ft

    18.
    MS PEOPLE EVACUATING (3 SHOTS)
    68 ft

    19.
    LS MOUNT AGUNG
    71 ft



    Initials JT'D/V/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE TEN THOUSAND FOOT HIGH MOUNT AGUNG, THE HOME OF THE GREAT MOTHER GOD AND THE TEMPORARY DWELLING OF OTHER GODS AND GODDESSES, IS NOW SMOKING LESS VIOLENTLY.

    INSTEAD OF THE VERTICAL MUSHROOM OF CLOUD AND CONSTANT ROAR OF ESCAPING GAS RISING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FEET HIGH, THE SMOKE NOW DRIFTS NEARLY HORIZONTALLY, AND SEEPS OVER THE CRATER EDGE - THUS CHANGING ITS SHAPE.

    HOWEVER, EXPERTS FORETELL FURTHER OUTBREAKS OF VIOLENCE AND MANY VILLAGERS THINK THERE IS TROUBLE AHEAD.

    AMIDST THE CONFUSION, SOME FAMILIES FUND TIME TO GO TO THE SITE OF AN OLD RIVER BED TO PRAY TO THE GOD OF GULUNG AGUNG FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THE SINS THEY HAVE COMMITTED LED BY A BRAHMAN PRIEST, THE FAMILIES CARRIED OFFERINGS TO THE SITE. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THE VILLAGE ORCHESTRA AND DURING PLAYERS, CYMBALS AND GONGS WERE STRUCK IMMEDIATELY.

    IN THE VILLAGE OF ISEH, DANGER FROM FLOOD IS SURROUNDING RICE FIELDS AND VILLAGES. SEVERAL BRIDGES WERE BROKEN AND COMMUNICATIONS IN THIS AREA WERE CUT-OFF.

    THE CIVIC AND MILITARY AUTHORITIES ARE CONTINUING TO EVACUATE VILLAGERS BY BOATS AND PLANES TO UNAFFECTED AREAS OF BALI. FOOD AND MEDICINE ARE CONSTANTLY BRING AIRDROPPED BY INDONESIAN AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS TO RESCUE WORKERS ATTENDING TO THE SICK AND INJURED.

    DESPITE ALL THIS, THE HINDU-BALINESE PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING THEIR LONG-AWAITED ONE HUNDRED YEAR FESTIVAL OF "EKA DASA RUDRA" WHICH ARE BEING CONDUCTED ON A SAFER OF THE MOUNT AGUNG.

    GOVERNMENTS THE WORLD OVER HAVE RUSHED MONEY, FOOD AND MEDICINE TO THE VOLCANO VICTIMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RHX49FEJCZ35HOTYCN11XU8M
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RHX49FEJCZ35HOTYCN11XU8M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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