• Short Summary

    King Hussein of Jordan has officially opened a major ceramics factory in his silver jubilee year as monarch of the ancient Hashemite Kingdom.

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    GV Ceramics factory at Zerka, Jordan
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    GVs King Hussein arriving with entourage and unveiling plaque (2 shots)
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    SV Hussein shown around factory
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    GV Ceramic goods PAN TO picture of Hussein
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    MV Hussein shaking hands with workers
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    GV Toilet bowls
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    SV King Hussein and entourage walking past conveyor belt
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    SV & CU Factory workers packing tiles, and tiles onto conveyor belt (2 shots)
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    CU ??? Hussein walking towards factory exit (2 shots)
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    Background: King Hussein of Jordan has officially opened a major ceramics factory in his silver jubilee year as monarch of the ancient Hashemite Kingdom. The factory, in Zerka, outside the capital, Amman, is expected to make the country self-sufficient in ceramics.

    SYNOPSIS: The million-pound (sterling) (US $1,720,000) factory which began production last year, is being run with the help of a West German ceramics company. Not only will the country be self-sufficient in ceramics, but the company hopes to export some of its production to the Arab nations. King Hussein unveiled a plaque to declare it formally in business, and was afterwards shown around the factory. In honour of his silver jubilee year his portrait was displayed among the products.

    King Hussein came to the throne in August, 1952, after the assassination of his father the previous year. He formally took power in 1953, at the age of 17,and is celebrating his silver jubilee despite several attempts on his life over the past 25 years. He's also seen part of his kingdom occupied by neighbouring Israel, and has endured hostility from the rest of the Arab world for forcibly evicting the Palestine Liberation Organisation from its Jordanian bases.

    The king has managed to build up the nation's economy largely through maintaining a stable government, and by managing to attract some of the business interests which were based in nearby Lebanon before the disastrous civil war there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VYVU7OPEHMM4A6RGKPV8CIN1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VYVU7OPEHMM4A6RGKPV8CIN1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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