• Short Summary

    The newly-built residential area of Casablanca - known as El Hassani, "the Beautiful", - was inaugurated by King Mohammed V of Morocco on June 14.

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    LV. Slums.
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    NEARER.V. Slums.
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    LV. New buildings.
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    NEARER V.New buildings.
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    SV. New buildings.
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    SV. King.
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    CU. King.
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    SV. King handing deeds to residents.
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    CU. Ditto.
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    LV. King towards, with crowd.
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    CU. Back view of King.
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    SIDE V.Unveiling plaque.
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    CU. Plaque.
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    GV. Crowd.
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    SV. King watching.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The newly-built residential area of Casablanca - known as El Hassani, "the Beautiful", - was inaugurated by King Mohammed V of Morocco on June 14. New dwellings have been constructed following the serious fire of a year ago, which destroyed a poor quarter of the city, leaving 2,500 families homeless.

    At the inauguration, the King distributed 250 dwellings to tenants, bringing the total number of new dwellings now occupied to 2,000. Priority for occupation of the new homes was given to the inhabitants of this part of Casablanca who were made homeless in the fire. Following the catastrophe, they had been lodged in hastily erected tents.

    While this particular rehousing problem in Casablanca has been rapidly dealt with, large-scale campaigns to deal with Morocco's shortage of good housing continues.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9INNTGC7OYAMRV7S4COD6CNZ9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9INNTGC7OYAMRV7S4COD6CNZ9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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