International celebrities, doctors and politicians visited a camp for Kampuchean refugees on Tuesday (5 February) in a bid to tug world attention back to the plight of thousands of refugees sheltering in Thailand.
SV Joan Baez singing to refugee children and children applaud (3 shots)
SCU Joan Baez holding refugee child PULL OUT TO children singing
SV Soviet dissident Alexander Ginzburg standing with group of refuges children
SV Children playing together and jumping over rope
SV Children singing and dancing to drums
SV Joan Baez in crowd clapping along to music PAN TO children dancing and singing
SCU TRACKING SHOT Joan Baez with refugee child walking along as photographs taken (2 shots)
SV Men and youths carrying construction materials in camp (2 shots)
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Background: International celebrities, doctors and politicians visited a camp for Kampuchean refugees on Tuesday (5 February) in a bid to tug world attention back to the plight of thousands of refugees sheltering in Thailand. The visitors included American folk singer Joan baez, Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, and Soviet dissident Alexander Ginzburg. Joan Baez sand for the children in the camp...
SYNOPSIS: A Song of Freedom for these children who have fled the famine and war in their country. The children sang, too. This was the latest in a long line of causes that Joan Baez has actively supported in the past twenty years.
Soviet dissident Alexander Ginzburg, hit it off well with the children, but the thai government was less pleased. Officials said the do-gooders -- as it called the visitors -- would complicate an already-tense border situation with their attempts to remind the world of the refugees' problems.
The group had planned to stage what it called "A March for Survival" UP TO THE THAI-Kampuchean border to deliver twenty truckloads of food and medicine. But, by the time they were touring the Sa Kaeo Camp -- on the eve of their march -- they had already discarded the plan.
The Kampuchean Government had also been highly critical -- they called the planned march meddling in their internal affairs. Furthermore, it turned out the border link between the two countries was heavily mined. So, in the end, the visitors turned the supplied over to the Thai Red Cross for distribution.