• Short Summary

    Buddhist refugees from North Vietnam held their annual Spring parade in Saigon, South Vietnam, recently, praying for their compatriots north of the 17th.

  • Description

    1.
    LS Procession.
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    2.
    MS Ditto.
    0.11

    3.
    MS Dragon procession.
    0.15

    4.
    LS Procession.
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    5.
    MLS Dragon dance.
    0.23

    6.
    LS Palanquin carried by young men.
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    7.
    MS Ditto.
    0.31

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    MS Young girls preceding palanquin.
    0.38

    9.
    MS Palanquin carried by young girls.
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    10.
    CU Spectators.
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    11.
    MS Devotee with spear through cheeks.
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    12.
    CU Ditto.
    0.50

    13.
    LS Procession.
    1.02



    Initials LSW/V/AW/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Buddhist refugees from North Vietnam held their annual Spring parade in Saigon, South Vietnam, recently, praying for their compatriots north of the 17th. parallel-arbitrary division between Communist and non-communist regions.

    Marchers carry images of Buddha on a decorated throne, swords, and sweetly-burning joss-sticks. In the course of the parade some marchers, seized by religious ecstasy, fall into a trance. Men in this state pierce themselves with steel spears, in return for some divine favour.

    The procession goes on for hours, ending at a Buddhist temple.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7A9IOZ8DBKQY3W0WMXSQP0UYS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A9IOZ8DBKQY3W0WMXSQP0UYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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