• Short Summary

    A FIRE-WALKING CEREMONY WATCHED BY THOUSAND OF PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO AN END THE NINE-DAY CHINESE FESTIVAL HELD AT THE NINE EMPEROR GOD TEMPLE IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL, ON OCTOBER 25.

  • Description

    1.
    LS TEMPLE (TILT DOWN TO) CROWD ARRIVING
    6 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLS (PAN) DEVOTEES INSIDE TEMPLE
    15 1/2 ft

    3.
    MLS FANNING THE BED OF FIRE
    18 ft

    4.
    MS DEVOTEES BURNING JOSS-STICKS BEFORE ALTAR (2 SHOTS)
    24 ft

    5.
    LS MORE FANNING OF FIRE BED
    26 1/2 ft

    6.
    MS PALANQUINS BEING CARRIED (2 SHOTS)
    31 ft

    7.
    MS CROWD LOOKING ON
    32 1/2 ft

    8.
    MS FIRE WALING
    38 ft

    9.
    MLS PALANQUIN CARRIERS FIRE-WALKING
    42 1/2 ft

    10.
    MLS MORE FIRE WALKERS
    52 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A FIRE-WALKING CEREMONY WATCHED BY THOUSAND OF PEOPLE, BROUGHT TO AN END THE NINE-DAY CHINESE FESTIVAL HELD AT THE NINE EMPEROR GOD TEMPLE IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE MALAYSIAN CAPITAL, ON OCTOBER 25.

    THOUSANDS OF DEVOTEES FROM ALL OVER MALAYA, CAME TO THIS TEMPLE TO PRAY TO THE NINE EMPEROR GOD WHOSE BIRTHDAY WAS CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE MALAYSIAN TERRITORIES BY THE CHINESE POPULATION.

    CHINESE MEDIUMS BRANDISHING SPEARS AND HOLDING MAGIC RINGS, REPRESENTING THE BABY GOD "LO CHA", WALKED ON A BRIDGE OF 45 BLADES.

    MANY PALANQUIN CARRIERS JOINED IN THE CROSSING OVER THE BED OF GLOWING EMBERS, FOLLOWED BY SOME STAUNCH DEVOTEES. BEFORE DOING THIS, DEVOTEES ABSTAINED FOR NINE DAYS TAKING ONLY VEGETABLE FOOD AND WATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAYLD46YGH9N6QUW97HF7UZLQF
    Media URN:
    VLVAYLD46YGH9N6QUW97HF7UZLQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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