• Short Summary

    WINTER HAS ENDED. AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZURICH IT MEANS CELEBRATIONS FOR THE COMING?

  • Description

    1.
    GV TOWN WHERE FESTIVAL IS BEING HELD
    0.03

    2.
    SV MEN CARRYING BATTLEAXES IN PROCESSION
    0.08

    3.
    SV GIRL ON CAMEL
    0.16

    4.
    GV PAN FROM CHILDREN LOOKING TO PROCESSION IN ARABIC COSTUME
    0.21

    5.
    SV PROCESSION CONTINUES
    0.26

    6.
    GV & MEN ON HORSEBACK
    0.29

    7.
    SCU MEN ON HORSEBACK DRINKING BEER
    0.32

    8.
    GV CHILDREN WITH FLOWERS
    0.35

    9.
    SV GIRL SITTING ON SWAN
    0.40

    10.
    GV PAN ONLOOKERS
    0.45

    11.
    LV MEN BURNING SYMBOL OF SNOWMAN
    0.54

    12.
    SV TILT TOWN SYMBOL ON FIRE
    0.59

    13.
    GV HORSE GUARDS RIDING AROUND FUNERAL PILE
    1.04

    14.
    GV CROWD
    1.06

    15.
    GV HORSE GUARD RIDING AROUND FUNERAL PILE
    1.09

    16.
    GV CROWD
    1.12

    17.
    GV HORSE GUARDS RIDING AROUND FUNERAL PILE AS IT BURNS OUT
    1.22



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WINTER HAS ENDED. AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZURICH IT MEANS CELEBRATIONS FOR THE COMING OF SPRING. THIS WEEK YOUNG AND OLD FILLED THE STREETS OF THE CITY TO ENJOY THE ZURICH SPRING FESTIVAL.

    EVERY YEAR THIS PAGAN FESTIVAL IS HELD IN ZURICH TO MARK THE END OF WINTER AND THE BEGINNING OF SPRING.

    DURING THE DAY A PROCESSION OF MEN DRESSED IN COSTUMES ACCORDING TO THEIR CRAFT GUILD, WINDS ITS WAY THROUGH THE CITY'S STREETS.

    A SIX O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING AS THE PROCESSION ENDS THE CHURCH BELLS THROUGHOUT THE CITY RING OUT AS "BOOGG" THE SNOWMAN - THE SYMBOL OF WINTER - IS BURNED ON A FUNERAL PYRE. WHILE THE STRAW SNOWMAN BURNS, HORSE GUARDS RIDE AROUND THE FIRE AMID THE THUNDEROUS NOISE OF FIREWORKS AND EXCITED CROWDS ... FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZURICH, SPRING HAS BEGUN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8YF35MFWR01NWH0ED7O0W8HCC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8YF35MFWR01NWH0ED7O0W8HCC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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