• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET PREMIER MR. NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV, DURING HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO INDONESIA, VISITED THE FAMOUS?

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    THE SOVIET PREMIER MR. NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV, DURING HIS OFFICIAL VISIT TO INDONESIA, VISITED THE FAMOUS ISLAND OF BALI, TO WHICH ALL THE VISITING DIGNITARIES GO AND PRESIDENT SUKARNO HIMSELF RETIRES QUITE OFTEN.

    THE BALI ISLAND, JUST EAST OF THE MAIN ISLAND OF JAVA, PRESERVES TO DATE THE ANCIENT HINDU INFLUENCE IN INDONESIA. THE WOMEN DRESS AS OTHER INDONESIANS DO, BUT THEIR DANCES, TEMPLES, RITES AND CEREMONIES ARE STILL VERY MUCH HINDU..INCLUDING BRAHMIN PRIESTS. THEIR FAVOURITE EPIC IS RAMAYANA, ONE OF THE TWO GREAT HINDU EPICS.

    THE PROCESSION AND DANCES ARRANGED FOR SOVIET PREMIER WERE SOMETHING THE TOURISTS ALL DO NOT SEE WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

    THERE WERE FLOATS DEPICTING ALL RITUALS IN A HUMAN BEING'S LIFE. THE DANCERS DEPICTED CEREMONIES BEFORE CHILD BIRTH, THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BIRTH WITH TOM-TOMS, AND THOSE RELATED TO OTHER EVENTS IN HUMAN LIFE LIKE WEDDING, WEDDING FEAST, INITIATION TO PRIESTHOOD AND FINALLY CREMATION OF THE DEAD.

    THE BALINESE BELLES GLAMOROUSLY DRESSED IN BRIGHT YELLOW, RED AND BLUE SARONGS INTERWOVEN WITH GOLD AND SILVER THREADS, SWAYED TO CHANTING OF MUSIC, WITH FLOWER BOWLS IN THEIR HANDS.

    AT THE END OF THE PROCESSION, MS. KHRUSHCHEV WAS PRESENTED WITH A BADGE WITH WHITE DOVE ENGRAVED OVER A BACKGROUND OF BLUE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA972FN8COS8BOSENDQ5QBK0YSM
    Media URN:
    VLVA972FN8COS8BOSENDQ5QBK0YSM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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