Election fever grips the people of Taiwan.
Unused / unissued material -
Taiwan / Formosa.
LS as crowd gather for Election campaign meeting in Taipei. LS Pan right to left to convoy to campaign jeeps. decorated with candidates' message, arrives. MS as one of the electioneering candidates greets well wishers in the crowds. LS at the Sun Sheng theatre at Taipei, as campaign jeeps arrive for meeting. MS. of procession of electioneering groups. MS Campaign cars ride through Taipei streets. CU of campaign poster on a jeep equipped with public address loudspeakers. CU of candidate's supporters urging crowds to vote. LS of crowds applauding a leading candidate in procession. MS of candidates in jeep as rain starts falling heavily. MS in rain, fleet of campaign cars organises for procession to another meeting. CU poster of woman candidate. CU of young woman at microphone urging support of candidate for whom she is electioneering. LS of left to right pan of fleet of cars on wet streets. CU of another poster of of woman candidate. CU of man at microphone of public address unit on jeep. CU of another electioneer. CU of another woman at microphone. LS campaign trucks on street. MS of a candidate trying to get attention of people on street during rain. CU of same. CU of the candidate at the microphone. LS As opposite side of street to crowd. MS of woman standing under umbrella on jeep is Mrs. Chang Tsai-Fong who ran for the provincial assembly. She was beaten on her campaign for office. CU of same. MS of crowds protected by tarpaulins from the rain. MS of another candidate talking to crowd while shielded from rain by umbrella. CU of man in audience. MS of another speaker on jeep. Bicycles and pedicabs ride by as electioneers hand out campaign literature. LS of rice paddies in rural area as families arrive at voting station to cast ballots LS pan to crowds gathering at rural polling station. MS of sign at approach to polling station with instructions to voters. CU in voting headquarters as ballots are arranged. CU of farmer being checked at registry for vote. MS rural women arrive to vote. MS same as above as registry is checked. CU of man and woman as they drop ballots in different boxes for various offices. LS in urban areas crowds line up to cast votes. LS woman carrying children take place in line. LS of line waiting turn to vote. CU of children "baby sitting" with each other while parents cast votes. CU of two youngsters waiting for parents. MS of Vice President Chen Cheng (with moustache) waiting in line to be cleared at the registry. CU of same. The Vice President gets his ballot. Vice President Chen Cheng drops ballot in box. LS of crowds gathering in street as post election procession is organised. MS Firecrackers begin exploding as festive atmosphere develops in Taipei following the elections. LS of street as smoke from fire crackers fill the air. LS of victory procession riding through smoke as one of the winning candidates is hailed by the crowds.
(F.G.) Old record suggests material dates from around 29/04/1960.