• Short Summary

    The Barong Dance of Bali, Indonesia, is based on the Indian epic of Mahabharatha - a story of victory of good over evil.

  • Description

    The Barong Dance of Bali, Indonesia, is based on the Indian epic of Mahabharatha - a story of victory of good over evil.

    Good is represented by the 'Barong', a mythical animal danced by two man. Another strange figure with ugly face, whiskers and fangs, is the 'Rangda' or evil character.

    Two beautiful girls - supposedly in the service of evil - entice two servants of 'Barong'. One of the servants is taken to a 'forest' and there engages in a fight with the devil 'Rangda'. After a violent struggle 'Rangda' is killed, and the belief is that he repented before death and want to heaven.

    But all is not finished. The fight is there taken up by one of his former servants who has attained immortality, and, despite all the efforts of the 'Barong' and his followers, 'Rangda' is again overcome.

    The evil servant then assumes the form of 'Rangda' and continues his evil work. Thus unable to kill the new 'Rangda', the helpers of 'Barong' stab themselves with 'kris' (sharp daggers) in frustration.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA726H5CXMXXRLJBUZO1NZ6XVIG
    Media URN:
    VLVA726H5CXMXXRLJBUZO1NZ6XVIG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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