• Short Summary

    RECENTLY AN EXHIBITION FEATURING THE ARTS AND HANDICRAFTS OF SHANGHAI WAS HELD IN PEKING. THIS?

  • Description

    1.
    GV.PAN...VISITORS LOOKING AT EXHIBITS
    0.07

    2.
    LV.ZOOM TO CU. TAPESTRY 'FOUNDING CEREMONY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'
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    3.
    CU.VISITORS
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    4.
    CU.ZOOM TO GV.ANOTHER TAPESTRY
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    5.
    CU.TAPESTRY FEATURING LAKE AND MOUNTAINS
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    6.
    CU.TAPESTRY -- 2 CATS
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    7.
    GV.VISITORS ROUND IVORY CARVING -- 'THE GLORIOUS ROAD'
    0.57

    8.
    SCU.DETAIL OF ABOVE
    1.01

    9.
    CU.PAN...DETAIL
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    10.
    CU.VISITORS
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    11.
    SCU.TILT...DETAIL RELIEF OF AMPHORWOOD "MAY 30TH MOVEMENT"
    1.17

    12.
    CU.ZOOM TO SCU DETAIL OF ABOVE
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: RECENTLY AN EXHIBITION FEATURING THE ARTS AND HANDICRAFTS OF SHANGHAI WAS HELD IN PEKING. THIS OFFICIAL FILM FROM PEKING TELEVISION SHOWS SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING EXHIBITS.

    ON DISPLAY IS A HUGE TAPESTRY OF FINE NEEDLE WORK. MORE THAN 2,000 DIFFERENT COLOURS ARE USED IN THE WOOL TAPESTRY WHICH IS BASED ON AN OIL PAINTING CALLED "FOUNDING CEREMONY OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA."
    SHANGHAI HAS BEEN FAMOUS FOR WOOL EMBROIDERY FOR MANY YEARS. WOOL EMBROIDERY WAS USED TO DECORATE HANDBAGS, CUSHIONS, AND OTHER SMALL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. NOW THE ART OF EMBROIDERY HAS SPREAD TO THE EXQUISITE DESIGNS AND PICTURES SHOWN IN THIS EXHIBITION.

    THIS HUGE IVORY CARVING, SAYS THE OFFICIAL COMMENTARY, IS ENTITLED "THE GLORIOUS ROAD", AND DEPICTS THE REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE IN THEIR VALIANT STRUGGLE. IT TOOK THE SEVEN ARTISTS TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

    THE EXHIBITION WON MUCH PRAISE FROM THE CITIZENS OF PEKING.

    "MAY 30TH MOVEMENT" WAS THE TITLE OF A RELIEF CARVED ON A PIECE OF AMPHORWOOD. IT IS DESCRIBED BY PEKING TELEVISION AS A REALISTIC PORTRAYAL OF THE GREAT ANTI-IMPERIALIST DEMONSTRATION OF SHANGHAI WORKERS IN 1925. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SHAPE OF THE TRUNK, THE DELICATE DESIGN GIVES FORCEFUL EXPRESSION OF THE HEROISM OF THE CHINESE WORKERS IN THEIR STRUGGLE, THE OFFICIAL COMMENTARY SAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5LFZNET6LIP5VRHKRMJMWZFF9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LFZNET6LIP5VRHKRMJMWZFF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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