• Short Summary

    The recent fall of Saigon to the Communist forces and the takeover of the whole of Cambodia by Khmer Rough troops coupled with increasing U.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Overlooking Seoul city
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    2.
    LV Traffic in streets
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    3.
    CU Two soldiers walking
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    4.
    SV AND CU Business and women in traditional costume in street (2 shots)
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    5.
    SV AND CU Students attending the University (4 shots)
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    6.
    GV Smoke issuing from chimney in Inchon
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    7.
    SV AND CU INTERIOR Architects at work (2 shots)
    0.46

    8.
    CU AND GV Machine operators at work (6 shots)
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    CU AND GV Operators assembling calculators at electronic company plant in Suwon (4 shots)
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    10.
    SV AND CU Girls working on television set (4 shots)
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    SV Girl on assembly line working on television tube
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    12.
    CU ZOOM OUT Girl testing picture quality
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    GV Storeroom full of television sets
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    14.
    LV ZOOM OUT TO GV Seoul city club house and golf course with golfer driver off and walking (3 shots)
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    15.
    GV Houses in poorer district
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    16.
    SV AND LV People in and around poor dwellings (3 shots)
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    17.
    TV PAN UP FROM Poor houses TO City in background
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    VIEW OF SEOUL: STREET AND TRAFFIC SCENES: UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: FACTORY CHIMNEYS IN INCHON: ARCHITECTS AND MACHINE OPERATORS AT WORK: POCKET CALCULATORS BEING ASSEMBLED IN SUWON FACTORY: GIRL TELEVISION ASSEMBLY WORKERS WORKING ON TV SETS: STOREROOM: SEOUL CITY CLUB AND GOLFERS ON COURSE: SLUM AREA WITH LOCAL INHABITANTS.




    Initials CL/1620 CL/1645



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The recent fall of Saigon to the Communist forces and the takeover of the whole of Cambodia by Khmer Rough troops coupled with increasing U.S. Congressional reluctance to finance further American involvement in Asia has forced the South Korean Government to strengthen its military forces and develop still further an independent economy to back them up with.

    Although the South Korean capital of Seoul is only an hour's drive from the demilitarised zone, where several dug by North Koreans were discovered recently, people in the capital remain outwardly calm and business goes on as usual.

    But many observers consider the present quiet to be the calm before the storm as President Park's authoritarian rule, coupled with the strains and stresses of rapid industrialisation and dwindling agricultural production, has produced a strong undercurrent of unrest in South Korea.

    Dissident students, clerics, newspapers and politicians frequently attack President Park who has reacted sharply to crush the opposition into near silence with his Emergency Decrees which promise death to anti-Government plotters.

    But despite the tense political situation, South Korea's economy continues to surge ahead as a result of close Government and business co-operation and the lack of strikes. Korea is beginning to beat the Japanese and Europeans at their game.

    TV sets, household electrical appliances, radios and pocket calculators are now being exported to Japan, the United States and Europe.

    However, while the encouragement given to businessmen to expand industry has speeded up South Korea's industrialisation, it has also deepened the gap between rich and poor. The rich are now making money faster than ever, while the vast majority of the people live in slums with industrial workers earning only 30 US cents an hour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7BLI9LMMFU08PAO1STXL7AE7P
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BLI9LMMFU08PAO1STXL7AE7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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