• Short Summary

    A TRADITIONAL CEREMONY DATING BACK 800 YEARS TOOK PLACE ONCE MORE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN GUBBIO, UMBRIA, ITALY.

  • Description

    1.
    LV MEN RUN OUT CARRYING WOODEN TOWERS.
    0.12

    2.
    SLV DITTO (2 SHOTS).
    0.39

    3.
    TV CROWD.
    0.42

    4.
    LV TOWERS SET UP AND CARRIED ON SHOULDERS OF THE CROWD.
    0.53

    5.
    LV MEN CARRY TOWERS THROUGH STREETS.
    0.56

    6.
    SLV DITTO (2 SHOTS).
    1.16

    7.
    LV MEN CARRYING TOWER RUN INTO SQUARE.
    1.38

    8.
    LV MEN CIRCLE SQUARE CARRYING TOWERS.
    1.42

    9.
    TV CROWD.
    1.45

    10.
    VERY LV MEN CARRYING TOWERS AROUND SQUARE.
    1.56



    Initials AK/V/BHH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A TRADITIONAL CEREMONY DATING BACK 800 YEARS TOOK PLACE ONCE MORE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) IN GUBBIO, UMBRIA, ITALY. THE CEREMONY, THE FIESTA DEI CERI, RECALLS THE VICTORY IN 1154 OF BISHOP UBALDO OVER AN ALLIANCE OF ELEVEN NEIGHBOURING TOWNS. THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THREE TOWERS WERE CARRIED AROUND THE TOWN BY DEVOUT CHURCHMEN, FOLLOWED BY AN EXCITED CROWD.

    EARLY IN THE MORNING, IN THE PRINCIPAL SQUARE, SEVERAL PITCHERS WERE BROKEN IN THE TIME-HONOURED WAY. THEN THE THREE TOWERS WERE PARADED BEFORE THE CROWD; ON TOP OF EACH WAS THE STATUE OF A SAINT -- UBALDO, GEORGE AND ANTONY.

    CARRIED BY THE TRADITIONALLY DRESSED CERAOLI, THE TOWERS WERE TAKEN THROUGH ALL THE STREETS OF GUBBIO, ENDING UP WITH THREE CIRCUITS OF THE MAIN SQUARE. THERE WAS NO LACK OF VOLUNTEERS TO CARRY THE TOWERS -- ALTHOUGH EACH "CERI" WEIGHED ABOUT 4 1/2 HUNDREDWEIGHTS (230 KILOS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P97FTNCWMSE45XTUNJ5WUMIR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P97FTNCWMSE45XTUNJ5WUMIR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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