• Short Summary

    In parts of Asia like Manila, a shortage of space for graveyards has led to a boom in the profitable business of Memorial Parks.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN OVER Graveyard in Manila
    0.06

    2.
    CU Man digging grave
    0.13

    3.
    SV PAN FROM Newly dug graves to graveyard
    0.19

    4.
    LV Men work on tombstones (2 shots)
    0.27

    5.
    SV PAN FROM Flowers to poorer graves in Chinese cemetery
    0.38

    6.
    CU Joss-sticks burning on grave
    0.42

    7.
    GV Mausoleums (2 shots)
    0.50

    8.
    GV Signboards advertising memorial parks (3 shots)
    1.00

    9.
    CU PAN UP FROM Flowers across memorial park
    1.14

    10.
    SV Statue of Christ
    1.18

    11.
    LV Coffin carried across park for burial and placed on to grave (2 shots)
    1.51

    12.
    SV Mourners PAN TO coffin being lowered into grave (4 shots)
    1.47



    Initials BB/1554 CM/AW/BB/1547



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In parts of Asia like Manila, a shortage of space for graveyards has led to a boom in the profitable business of Memorial Parks.

    Enterprising businessmen buy large tracts of land, turn them into gardens, and sell burial plots. In a stagnant economy, the Memorial Park business is thriving as never before.

    The owners are selling a scarce commodity in a land of exploding population growth, and demand can only increase.

    As one park owner remarked in satisfaction: "The Parks have become so attractive and inviting that people are dying to get there."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA76J9EVIIRWNFCWQHJ3SVVMSHR
    Media URN:
    VLVA76J9EVIIRWNFCWQHJ3SVVMSHR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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