• Short Summary

    During the year the "pasos" -- statues to the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ -- remain in their alcoves in Spanish churches.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Tracking shot along crowd lining route
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    2.
    SCU Children TILT UP to adults behind
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    3.
    SV Band carrying instruments in hand march slowly past
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    4.
    SV Statue surrounded by men wearing hoods
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    5.
    Statue passing
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    SV Man in hood dress carrying cross TILT to round ankle
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    7.
    SCU Low angle shot cross carried by penitents
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    8.
    GV Procession
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    9.
    SCU Man in hood carrying cross
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    10.
    CU Cross pass spectators
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    11.
    SV Spectators PAN to more crosses carried
    1.02

    12.
    SV Line of men with crosses
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    13.
    SCU Statue on ornate carriage pushed
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    14.
    SV Statue of Christ carried
    1.29

    15.
    SCU Ditto face of statue
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: During the year the "pasos" -- statues to the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ -- remain in their alcoves in Spanish churches. At Easter, they are accompanied by hooded men through the streets of cities and towns.

    The statues are dragged on carriages or carried by "colfradas" -- a group of men who belong to a particular church.

    These men are accompanied by the penitents -- hooded men carrying heavy crosses and walking in bare feet or dragging chains attached to their ankles to atone for their sins.

    The hoods, shaped like those of the American Ku Klux Klan, date from the Middle Ages in Spain. The Madrid procession, on Good Friday night, took three hours to cover its annual route through the Spanish capital.

    As the 12 Pasos passed by, the crowd sang a "Saeta", an emotional song of adoration. Military bands also accompanied the statues and crosses.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GSOWMM2JL3F6O7X9851PBFC8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GSOWMM2JL3F6O7X9851PBFC8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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