• Short Summary

    IN SAIGON THOUSANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE ATTENDED A MEMORIAL SERVICE ON SUNDAY FOR NGUYEN TUONG TAM, THE WRITER-POLITICIAN WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE LAST JULY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE DIEM GOVERNMENT'S TREATMENT OF THE BUDDHISTS.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PEOPLE
    0.09

    2.
    CU BANNER
    0.12

    3.
    MV STUDENTS (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    4.
    MV MONKS
    0.38

    5.
    MV BURNING INCENSE TILT UP TO PORTRAIT
    0.41

    6.
    MV MONK BEATING GONG
    0.49

    7.
    MV NUNS AND MONKS CHANTING PRAYERS
    0.52

    8.
    CU OFFICIALS
    0.55

    9.
    CU PORTRAIT OF NGUYEN TUONG TAM
    0.58

    10.
    MV OFFICIAL ADDRESSING CROWD
    0.59



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN SAIGON THOUSANDS OF SOUTH VIETNAMESE ATTENDED A MEMORIAL SERVICE ON SUNDAY FOR NGUYEN TUONG TAM, THE WRITER-POLITICIAN WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE LAST JULY IN PROTEST AGAINST THE DIEM GOVERNMENT'S TREATMENT OF THE BUDDHISTS.

    THE 58 YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN WAS NOTED AS THE COUNTRY'S LEADING WRITER FOR A SERIES OF SOCIAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS. HE COMMITTED SUICIDE BY TAKING POISON SHORTLY AFTER THE BUDDHIST MONK, QUANG DUC, HAD BURNT HIMSELF TO DEATH IN PROTEST AGAINST ANTI-BUDDHIST TREATMENT. IN A NOTE, NGUYEN TUSNG TAM COMPARED HIS SUICIDE TO THAT OF THE MONK.

    MANY LEADING BUDDHISTS AND POLITICIANS WERE AMONG THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE MEMORIAL SERVICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8TY5VOW6M5TSVIKXA5MGIIG3G
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TY5VOW6M5TSVIKXA5MGIIG3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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