• Short Summary

    In Indonesia.....the government on Wednesday (21 June) started rebuilding the grave of the late President?

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    1.
    SV SUKARNO SUPPORTERS ARRIVING AT GRAVE SITE (2 SHOTS)
    4 ft

    2.
    SV GRAVE RESTORATION SIGN
    6 ft

    3.
    SV GV OF GRAVE
    8 ft

    4.
    CU ZOOM OUT SV SPECIALLY INSCRIBED FLOOR STONES
    11 ft

    5.
    SV POLICE HOLDING BACK CROWD
    13 ft

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    GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARRIVING FOR RESTORATION CEREMONIES
    16 ft

    7.
    CUTAWAY OF CROWD WATCHING CEREMONY
    18 ft

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    EAST JAVA VICE GOVERNOR (NO NAME SUPPLIED) LAYING FLOOR STONE (2 SHOTS)
    25 ft

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    SV CUTAWAY OF CROWD
    26 ft

    10.
    SV FLOOR STONES IN GRAVE
    28 ft

    11.
    SV PICTURES OF SUKARNO DISPLAYED ON STREET SIDE
    29 ft

    12.
    SV SELLING SUKARNO PHOTOS TO CROWD ON STREET
    32 ft

    13.
    SV SUPPORTERS OF SUKARNO PAYING LAST RESPECTS AT GRAVE
    35 ft

    14.
    SV PICTURES OF SUKARNO IN HOUSE OF MRS. ???ARDOYO
    38 ft

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    SV RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF SUKARNO AT PRAYER SERVICE IN HOUSE OF MRS. WARDOYO
    39 ft

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    SV MRS. WARDOYO AT PRAYER SERVICE (2 SHOTS)
    42 ft

    17.
    SV RELATIVES AND FRIENDS AT PRAYER SERVICE (3 SHOTS)
    49 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Indonesia.....the government on Wednesday (21 June) started rebuilding the grave of the late President Sukarno in an effort to restore his reputation.

    The restoration work comes exactly eight years after Mr. Sukarno died in disgrace after being accused with plotting the 1965 abortive communist coup.

    SYNOPSIS: The perimeter around the grave site was already jammed with thousands of the late President's supporters several hours before the restoration ceremony began.

    Police often had a difficult time keeping order in the crowd. (SEQ 1-5)
    The government's decision to rebuild the grave has encouraged Sukarno's supporters to come out into the open, and has won widespread support from all sections of Indonesia.

    Many attending the ceremony in the East Java town of Blitar, could be heard shouting slogans praising the late President as the great leader of Indonesia.

    Government officials, led by the East Java Vice Governor, began the restoration by placing in the floor of the grave, specially inscribed stones.

    A spokesman for the East Java military commander, who is in charge of the restoration work, said the project would take a year to complete. A mosque and verandah will be built near the grave which will have a glass fence and marble floor. A special bronze roof will be set up to free the grave from the heat of the sun.

    The efforts to restore Sukarno's image is believed to be aimed at attracting his supporters in the face of growing muslim opposition. The government declared Sukarno as the proclamator of Indonesia's independence. (SEQ 6-13)
    Notably absent from the ceremonies were members of the Sukarno family. At the home of the late President's sister, Mrs. Wardoyo, friends and relatives held their own prayer service Tuesday night (20 June) marking the eighth anniversary of Sukarno's death.

    There have been recent reports that Mrs. Wardoyo was not happy with the government's plans to restore her brothers grave. (SEQ-14-17)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1Y45CBUMB7LJTF9QXTGW9OI6
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1Y45CBUMB7LJTF9QXTGW9OI6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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