• Short Summary

    ON AMELAND ISLAND, HOLLAND, AN ANCIENT CUSTOM IS RELIVED EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME. MEN?

  • Description

    1.
    GV OLD HOUSE PAN TO CHURCH
    0.04

    2.
    GV TILT UP ANOTHER OLD HOUSE
    0.09

    3.
    GV VILLAGE STORE
    0.12

    4.
    MV MOTHER WALKS TWO CHILDREN DRESSED IN 'DEMON' CLOTHES
    0.20

    5.
    CU PAN..TWO CHILDREN
    0.27

    6.
    SV (NIGHT) GROUP OF MEN BLOW HORNs BEFORE 'SWEEP'
    0.35

    7.
    SV PAN TO MEN RUN, BLOWING HORNS, TO HOUSE, DOOR CLOSED ON THEM, THEY GO TO WINDOW, WALK ON, WOMEN SEEN THROUGH NOW OPEN DOOR
    0.51

    8.
    SV MAN WITH HORN CHASES WOMAN INTO HOUSE
    0.59

    9.
    SV ANOTHER MAN RUNS INTO A HOUSE TO SEARCH - GIRL INSIDE JUMPS AFTER HE PASSES HER
    1.07

    10.
    SV MORE MEN DASH INTO A HOUSE, LAUGHING WOMEN AS MEN BLOW HORNS
    1.18

    11.
    MV ANOTHER HORN BLOWER TOWARDS HOUSE
    1.20

    12.
    MV LAUGHING WOMEN SHUT DOOR
    1.24

    13.
    SV (NIGHT EXT)'DEMONS' ASSEMBLED, BLOWING INTO HORNS
    1.31

    14.
    CU DEMON SHAKES HANDS WITH ANOTHER DEMON
    1.40

    15.
    MV DEMONS BLOW HORNS
    1.45

    16.
    CU ANOTHER HAND SHAKE
    1.48

    17.
    MV THREE DEMONS BLOW HORNS
    1.52

    18.
    SV DEMONS ENTER HOUSE
    1.55

    19.
    MV INT..DEMONS IN HOUSE
    1.56

    20.
    CU STICK TAPPED ON FLOOR NEAR WOMEN'S FEET
    2.08

    21.
    CU DEMON BLOWING HORN - HAPPY WOMAN ALONGSIDE
    2.12



    Initials DW/V/JF/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ON AMELAND ISLAND, HOLLAND, AN ANCIENT CUSTOM IS RELIVED EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME. MEN DRESS UP AS DEMONS AND DRIVE THE WOMEN FROM THE STREETS. THEY THEN GO INTO THE HOUSES TO MAKE THE WOMEN DANCE, AND ARE NOT PACIFIED UNTIL THEY HAVE DRUNK THEIR FILL.

    AT ABOUT FIVE O'CLOCK ON THE EVENING OF THE 5TH DECEMBER ALL THE MEN, AND SOME OF THE CHILDREN, DRESS UP AS DEMONS. ThEY WEAR HORNS AND COATS DECORATED WITH COLOURED PAPER AND CARRY STICKS. A HORN SIGNALS THE TIME TO START THE 'SWEEP'. ThIS MEANS THAT ALL THE WOMEN MUST BE CLEARED FROM THE STREETS INTO THEIR HOUSES. ThE DEMONS LATER VISIT THE HOUSES ONE BY ONE, AND MAKE THE WOMEN DANCE. ThEY ARE ONLY PACIFIED WHEN HEY HAVE DRUNK THEIR FILL AND AMELAND REMAINS QUIET UNTIL NEXT YEAR'S DEMON SEASON. ThE CUSTOM DEMONSTRATES THE POWERS OF THE DEMONS. A SIMILAR CUSTOM EXISTS ON SOME OF THE GERMAN OFF-SHORE ISLANDS, AND IN PLACES ALONG THE SCANDINAVIAN COST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB6QD9H3FVE8HP7FZ184QDMU8L
    Media URN:
    VLVAB6QD9H3FVE8HP7FZ184QDMU8L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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