• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF INDONESIANS JAMMED INTO DJAKARTA'S SOVIET-BUILT SPORTS STADIUM LAST SATURDAY (APRIL 26) TO WATCH THE COUNTRY'S FIRST BULLFIGHT.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF INDONESIANS JAMMED INTO DJAKARTA'S SOVIET-BUILT SPORTS STADIUM LAST SATURDAY (APRIL 26) TO WATCH THE COUNTRY'S FIRST BULLFIGHT. EIGHT PORTUGUESE AND AFRICAN MATADORS FACED THE BULLS.

    THE LEADING MATADOR WAS AN AFRICAN, RICARDO CHIBANGA, FROM MOZAMBIQUE, WHO WORE A WHITE AND GOLD COSTUME WITH A RED CAPE. THE PARADE OF THE MATADORS WAS A SIGHT RARE TO SOUTH EAST ASIAN CROWDS AND IT WAS GREETED WITH SHOUTS AND CHEERS. PRESIDENT SUHARTO AND HIS WIFE, WITH THE INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ADAM MALIK, WERE OFFICIAL GUESTS.

    TWENTY-FIVE FIGHTING BULLS WERE IMPORTED FROM SPAIN FOR THE CORRIDA, WHICH HAS BEEN TOURING MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG. ONLY ONE OF THE BULLS WAS KILLED, BY MATADOR MANUEL SANTOS. SANTOS DROVE HIS SWORD OVER THE BULL'S HORNS TO THE CHEERS OF THE CROWD. AS THE ANIMAL COLLAPSED ON THE SAND, HUNDREDS OF JUBILANT SPECTATORS LEAPT THE FENCE AND RAN TO THE CENTRE OF THE ARENA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6WII6FD4YDXQCPHN5T27O7XU1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WII6FD4YDXQCPHN5T27O7XU1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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