• Short Summary

    The Vietnamese-backed government of Kampuchea has placed new emphasis on education, and is encouraging many former schools to reopen.

  • Description

    PHNOM PENH:


    1.
    SV PULL BACK TO GV & SV Students of Khmer Fine Arts School practising traditional dancing (3 shots)
    0.23

    2.
    SV & GV Musicians playing traditional instruments as students dance (2 shots)
    0.36

    3.
    SV & SCU Students learning clay modelling (2 shots)
    0.42

    4.
    SV PAN Girls at table with papier mache masks, man fitted with mask (2 shots)
    0.51

    5.
    CU PULL BACK TO SVs Students artist at work, paintings on wall (3 shots)
    1.00

    6.
    SV Student engaged in wood carving
    1.07

    7.
    SVs Students working spinning wheel and looms for cotton and silk weaving (3 shots)
    1.17

    8.
    GV ZOOM TO SV EXTERIOR Students standing outside school building
    1.22

    9.
    SVs Teacher at head of class with students taking notes (3 shots)
    1.41

    10.
    SVs Students working in library (2 shots)
    1.48

    11.
    GV ZOOM TO SV PAN EXTERIOR Youth movement (Pioneers) in school garden passing bricks used to repair building)
    2.03

    12.
    SVs Primary students with teacher learning Khmer alphabet (3 shots)
    2.16

    13.
    GV EXTERIOR School building
    2.19

    14.
    GV & SVs INTERIOR Older primary students with teacher, who writers on board (4 shots)
    2.35

    15.
    SVs Girls in sleeping quarters at orphanage (3 shots)
    2.47

    16.
    GV & SVs Children at meal tables in orphanage (3 shots)
    3.11

    17.
    GVs EXTERIOR Orphanage farm with pigs, rabbit, geese, and ducks (4 shots)
    3.24




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    Background: The Vietnamese-backed government of Kampuchea has placed new emphasis on education, and is encouraging many former schools to reopen. During the Pol Pot regime (1975-79) the Khmer Rouge forced most of the population from the cities and many teachers fled to other countries such as France and Australia. The Khmer Fine Arts School in Phnom Penh has taken up the challenge of resurrecting traditional tuition. Although only four of the original 200 Royal Ballet teacher remain in the capital, these young girls still have the opportunity to learn the movements of traditional dancing. Other skills taught at the school include clay modelling and the making of papier mache masks which are popular in Kampuchea and also used in theatre. The talents of budding artists are assisted, their finished work decorates the walls of the art room. Nearby, students practise the skills of wood carving and girls learn to work the spinning wheels and looms used in the weaving of cottons and silk. Schools in Kampuchea are again providing a basic education for thousands of children. What they lack in facilities, the teachers make up in dedication. The pupils are also actively involved in re-establishing Kampuchea's education system. Members of the youth movement, The Pioneers take their turn at helping to repair damaged classrooms (seq. 11) while some of the 700,000 primary students take lessons in the Khmer alphabet. Many are beyond the normal primary age, but were unable to attend schools during the purge of the '70s. The years of fighting have left many orphans in Kampuchea. Children without parents of homes are given shelter in orphanages, where the threads of their lives and education are picked up. The farm at the orphanage provides practical experience in animal husbandry, as well as supplementing food supplies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2A0AI4V1EQTD9YCHZO6GJSYVD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A0AI4V1EQTD9YCHZO6GJSYVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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