• Short Summary

    Indonesia has turned a small island in the South China Sea into a vast processing centre for Vietnamese refugees.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Refugee camp with several huts. (3 SHOTS)
    0.10

    2.
    SV INTERIOR Children being taught English. (3 SHOTS)
    0.42

    3.
    SV INTERIOR Students being taught typing and engineering. (6 SHOTS)
    0.58

    4.
    GV EXTERIOR Another hut.
    1.00

    5.
    SV INTERIOR Family inside hut. (3 SHOTS)
    1.09

    6.
    SV Shop. (4 SHOTS)
    1.22

    7.
    SV PAN Library and refugees studying. (2 SHOTS)
    1.36

    8.
    SV PAN EXTERIOR Teenagers in coffee shop. (2 SHOTS)
    1.49

    9.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV Stalls in market.
    1.58

    10.
    SV INTERIOR Women working in tailor's shop. (2 SHOTS)
    2.11

    11.
    GV People going into Christian church.
    2.13

    12.
    GV EXTERIOR Pagoda.
    2.34

    14.
    GV Refugees dancing and singing.
    2.54

    15.
    SV INTERIOR Women performing traditional dance.
    3.17




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    Background: Indonesia has turned a small island in the South China Sea into a vast processing centre for Vietnamese refugees. Galang Island, which lies just off the south coast of Malaysia, is a centre where officials from the United Nations' High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and representatives of prospective receiving countries can screen refugees before resettling them. The camp has a capacity of 10,000 people and is organised as a small community. Children are taught all the normal subjects, while adults can shop in the markets and go to the tailors. There is a Christian church and a buddhist temple. The camp was established at an estimated cost of 13 million dollars, of which Japan reportedly contributed half, with the United States providing the balance. Indonesia, which supports more than 45,000 Vietnamese 'boatpeople' has called for large numbers to be resettled elsewhere. It has accused western countries of being slow to pick up the refugees and only taking those who are young and strong, leaving Indonesia to cope with the old and weak.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACG61GWFUJZTE6SJ100NRV65A6
    Media URN:
    VLVACG61GWFUJZTE6SJ100NRV65A6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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