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.
GV PAN Overlooking Seoul city
LV Traffic in streets
CU Two soldiers walking
SV AND CU Business and women in traditional costume in street (2 shots)
SV AND CU Students attending the University (4 shots)
GV Smoke issuing from chimney in Inchon
SV AND CU INTERIOR Architects at work (2 shots)
CU AND GV Machine operators at work (6 shots)
CU AND GV Operators assembling calculators at electronic company plant in Suwon (4 shots)
SV AND CU Girls working on television set (4 shots)
SV Girl on assembly line working on television tube
CU ZOOM OUT Girl testing picture quality
GV Storeroom full of television sets
LV ZOOM OUT TO GV Seoul city club house and golf course with golfer driver off and walking (3 shots)
GV Houses in poorer district
SV AND LV People in and around poor dwellings (3 shots)
TV PAN UP FROM Poor houses TO City in background
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.
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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.