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    ONE


    1.
    Inside a vast Shia religious Hall, a milling crowd is seated sobbing, listening to the lamentations of their leader, all mourning the massacre of Prophet muhammad's grandson Hussain who along with his 73 followers laid down their lives fighting 30,000 troops of Tezid at Karbala, Iraq, First scene shows: vast congregation listening.


    2.
    Filmed from a 80 feet high ventilator, the second scene shows another portion of the gathering, listening, sobbing, wiping their tears.


    3.
    A Portion of the gathering rises in panic thinking that the ceremonial horse had entered the hall.


    4.
    Dramatically the symbolic ceremonial horse Zuljinah also know as DulDul enters the ancient hall, almost trampling the Shia faithful gathered in the Hall.


    5.
    Scenes of the holy horse like the one which was used by hussein, is being kissed, fondled and some even take away gold ornaments as holy mementos.


    6.
    Another section of the crowd.



    TWO


    1.
    Shias gathered in a street corner mourn the massacre of Hussain by boating their bars backs with chains whose sharp knife-like tips bleed and bruise the naked backs.


    2.
    Men, women and children witness the mourning ritual of Moharrum from all types of vantage points come of them rickety and dangerous.


    3.
    More spectators on house and rooftops.


    4.
    Black nd multicoloured banners representing the Hussain army of 72 which fought king Tezid's 30,000 at Karbala and massacred those women and children along with their parents.


    5.
    A vast panorama of milling crowd which filled the Kashmiri Bazar inside lahore's Walled City.


    6.
    The ceremonial horse, covered with flowers and ornaments, with a ceremonial umbrella held over its head.


    7.
    A closeup of the chest beating mourners, chanting elegies nd saying YA Hussain as they beat their chests.


    8.
    The great Moharrum procession, headed by the ceremonial horse, goes towards its destination, as the annual mourning ten days of Shia world ends.




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    FIRST ROLL: 250 ASA. SECOND Roll: 125 ASA. Natural sound on face one of cassette for both rolls.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9M90QFHAPRMUI5B5D1V2PK6ID
    Media URN:
    VLVA9M90QFHAPRMUI5B5D1V2PK6ID
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:05:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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