• Short Summary

    DEMONSTRATIONS IN HONG KONG OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS HAVE KEPT THE POLICE EXTREMELY BUSY, AND THIS HAS RESULTED IN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BEGGARS AND VAGRANTS ON THE STREETS OF THE COLONY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV STREET SCENE HONG KONG
    0.04

    2.
    CU BLIND MAN'S BEGGING BOWL PULL BACK TO SHOW BLIND BOY
    0.12

    3.
    MV STREET SCENE PAN DOWN TO BEGGAR
    0.16

    4.
    CU BEGGAR
    0.20

    5.
    MV BEGGAR LYING ON PAVEMENT (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    6.
    MV BEGGAR LEANING AGAINST CAR ZOOM INTO CV
    0.33

    7.
    LV HONG KONG STREET SCENE
    0.36

    8.
    MV BEGGAR WOMAN
    0.40

    9.
    CU DITTO
    0.43

    10.
    MV STREET SCENE PAN TO BEGGAR WOMAN
    0.48

    11.
    CU DITTO
    0.52

    12.
    MV BEGGAR MAN ZOOM INTO CRIPPLED HAND
    0.59

    13.
    MV WELL DRESSED GIRL PAN TO CRIPPLED BEGGAR
    1.12

    14.
    MV STREET SCENE PAN TO SLEEPING BEGGAR
    1.16

    15.
    CU BEGGING BOWL
    1.18

    16.
    MV STREET SCENE
    1.20

    17.
    MV TWO BLIND BEGGARS AND CHILDREN
    1.24

    18.
    CU SAME BEGGAR WOMAN HOLDING BABY
    1.28

    19.
    CU BABY PAN UP TO WOMAN
    1.32

    20.
    MV OLD WOMAN BEGGING FROM PASSERS' BY
    1.45



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DEMONSTRATIONS IN HONG KONG OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS HAVE KEPT THE POLICE EXTREMELY BUSY, AND THIS HAS RESULTED IN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BEGGARS AND VAGRANTS ON THE STREETS OF THE COLONY.

    RECENTLY THE BEGGARS ALSO BEGAN DRIFTING INTO THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT - AT ONE TIME AN AREA STRICTLY DENIED TO THEM.

    THE HONG KONG BEGGARS FALL INTO EASILY RECOGNISABLE CATEGORIES - THE BLIND AND CRIPPLED; THE OLD PEOPLE; CHILDREN AND THE SLIGHTLY MORE RESPECTABLE SELLERS OF MATCHES, CHEWING GUM AND OTHER COMMODITIES.

    ALTHOUGH MANY OF THESE BEGGARS MAKE A REASONABLE LIVING, THERE IS NO REASON FOR THEM TO DESCEND TO BEGGING. THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT CAN ARRANGE RATIONS AND BEDDING FOR THEM AND THERE ARE CHARITABLE HOMES FOR THE AGED AND INFIRM. A SPECIAL WORKSHOP FOR THE BLIND PROVIDES THE AFFLICTED WITH WORK AND WAGES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61OJX3TIYGAPLYNURLMO8L6WN
    Media URN:
    VLVA61OJX3TIYGAPLYNURLMO8L6WN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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