• Short Summary

    A retired Indian immigrant in San Francisco, California has built what may be the world's largest Christmas Nativity scene.

  • Description

    A retired Indian immigrant in San Francisco, California has built what may be the world's largest Christmas Nativity scene. Sundar Shaddi has spent the past twenty-years constructing the buildings, figures and sheep that cover the one-acre (0.4 hectares) field.

    Mr. Shaddi is a Hindu, but has devoted a great part of his seventy-two year life to creating images that bring joy to Christians.

    SYNOPSIS: On a hillside above San Francisco harbour, stands what may be the world's largest recreation of the birth of Jesus Christ. This Nativity scene is the work of a retired Indian immigrant Sundar Shaddi. He has spent the past twenty-years making the buildings of Bethlehem, the figures of the Three Wise Men, the Virgin, the baby Jesue and the shepherds and their flocks.

    Sundar Shaddi, himself, is a Hindu, but because of his desire to bring joy to others he has devoted a major portion of his seventy-two years to recreating this scene--the basis of Christian belief....The Wise Man and the Virgin Mary are just a few of the figures that stand on this acre of land--each devoted to the portrayal of the Christmas theme.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA726HFWV9PR80FS5QW70R28VKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA726HFWV9PR80FS5QW70R28VKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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