• Short Summary

    THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF BALI, IN INDONESIA, WAS IN FESTIVE MOOD ON TUESDAY, WHEN FRENCH MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, M.

  • Description

    THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF BALI, IN INDONESIA, WAS IN FESTIVE MOOD ON TUESDAY, WHEN FRENCH MINISTER OF INDUSTRY, M. OLIVIER GUICHARD PAID A VISIT THERE AND WAS ENTERTAINED BY BALI'S TRADITIONAL BARONG DANCERS.

    M. GUICHARD VISITED THE ISLAND AT THE END OF A WEEK-LONG STAY IN INDONESIA DURING WHICH HE JOINTLY OPENED THE BIG WEST JAVA DJATILUHUR DAM WITH ACTING PRESIDENT SUHARTO. THE DAM WAS BUILT WITH THE AID OF FRENCH TECHNICIANS DURING THE PAST NINE YEARS.

    BALI'S WORLD-FAMOUS RITUAL DANCE -- THE BARONG -- DEPICTS A STRUGGLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL AND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE WAS PUT ON FOR THE VISIT OF M. GUICHARD, ACCOMPANIED BY THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO INDONESIA.

    SEVEN ISLANDERS TAKE PART IN THE OPENING OF THE DANCE WHICH DEPICTS A MONKEY TEASING A LION UNTIL THE LION BECOMES FURIOUS. THE DANCERS ARE THEN JOINED BY OTHER ISLANDERS ARMED WITH KRIS -- LARGE CURVED DAGGERS. AT THE CLIMAX TO THE LION DANCE, THESE DANCERS PRETEND TO STAB THEMSELVES WITH THEIR KRIS, TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR WILLINGNESS TO DIE FOR THE HINDU-BALINESE RELIGIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA224NL8HXDWG7IAXWKQOZY6CM5
    Media URN:
    VLVA224NL8HXDWG7IAXWKQOZY6CM5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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