• Short Summary

    SURVIVORS OF THE VAJONT DAM DISASTER, WHICH CLAIMED NEARLY 2,000 LIVES IN 1963, MARCHED TO THE REGIONAL CENRE OF BELLUNO YESTERDAY, CHARGING THAT THE COURTS HAVE BEEN TOO LENIENT WITH EIGHT MEN ACCUSED OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TRAGEDY.

  • Description

    1.
    MV ONLOOKER PAN TO DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING (2 SHOTS)
    0.13

    2.
    TOP VIEW PAN ALONG DEMONSTRATORS
    0.21

    3.
    MV DEMONSTRATORS ARRIVING AT THEATRE (2 SHOTS)
    0.32

    4.
    MV PAN CARS OUTSIDE CEMETERY
    0.37

    5.
    MV PAN ALONG GRAVES OF FLOOD VICTIMS
    0.48

    6.
    MV TOMBSTONES (3 SHOTS)
    0.54

    7.
    MV MAN PLACING FLOWERS ON GRAVE
    0.59

    8.
    GV PAN AROUND CEMETERY
    1.09

    9.
    SV WOMAN PRAYING AT GRAVE SIDE
    1.12

    10.
    GV MOUNTAINS PAN TO NEW HOUSE BEING BUILT
    1.23

    11.
    GV PAN HOUSES BEING BUILT
    1.28



    Initials AJC/V/CT/PC



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    Background: SURVIVORS OF THE VAJONT DAM DISASTER, WHICH CLAIMED NEARLY 2,000 LIVES IN 1963, MARCHED TO THE REGIONAL CENRE OF BELLUNO YESTERDAY, CHARGING THAT THE COURTS HAVE BEEN TOO LENIENT WITH EIGHT MEN ACCUSED OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TRAGEDY. THE 13-MONTH-LONG TRIAL, WHICH ENDED LAST MONTH, SET FIVE OF THE MEN FREE AND SENTENCED THE OTHERS TO SIX YEARS IN JAIL.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE FROM THE VILLAGE OF LONGARONE, WIPED OUT IN FOUR MINUTES AFTER A LANDSLIDE SENT MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF WATER CASCADING OVER THE LIP OF THE VAJONT DAM IN NORTHERN ITALY. SIX SMALLER COMMUNITIES ALSO WERE DESTROYED.

    ON FRIDAY, THE LONGARONE SURVIVORS VISITED THE CEMETERY WHERE THE 1,899 VICTIMS ... THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS ... ARE BURIED. THE FOLLOWING DAY, THEY MATCHED 20 KILOMETRES TO BELLUNO AND HELD A PROTEST MEETING.

    FEELING STILL RUNS HIGH IN THE PIAVE VALLEY ... ONE OF THE REASONS THE TRIAL WAS HELD IN AVILA, IN CENTRAL ITALY. THE DEFENDANTS WERE FOUR ENGINEERS AND FOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS, ACCUSED OF MASS MANSLAUGHTER AND NEGLIGENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5T6KUYRJNG6QJ4YG721JLWDSV
    Media URN:
    VLVA5T6KUYRJNG6QJ4YG721JLWDSV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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