• Short Summary

    WITH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY, PREPARATIONS ARE GOING ON IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.

  • Description

    WITH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH AWAY, PREPARATIONS ARE GOING ON IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.DECORATIVE LIGHTS ARE BEING HUNG ABOVE STREETS IN BIG WESTERN CITIES.....WHILE THE STORES -- THEMSELVES DECKED OUT FOR THE OCCASION -- ARE FULL OF PRESENTS AND CHRISTMAS FARE..........THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CHARACTER -- SANTA CLAUS -- IS BUSY LEARNING ABOUT AND SATISFYING EVERY CHILD'S WISH FOR A PRESENT ON THE GREAT MORNING.BUT NOT ALL THE PREPARATIONS HAVE THE COMMERCIAL GLITTER AND SPARKLE....IN SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN'S HOMES, YOUNG ACTORS ARE ENTHUSIASTICALLY REHEARSING THEIR PARTS IN THE NATIVITY PLAY -- THE ANNUAL RE-ENACTMENT OF THE SCENE AND THE MESSAGE OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

    ONE SUCH HOME IS THE EDELVALE CHILDREN'S HOME IN NAIROBI, KENYA.OUR CAMERAMAN RECENTLY VISITED THE HOME -- WHICH LOOKS AFTER 150 ORPHANS -- AND WATCHED A REHEARSAL.IN THESE TIMES WHEN RACIAL HATRED FINDS SO MUCH EXPRESSION, IT IS PERHAPS SYMBOLIC THAT THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS SHOULD BE PLAYED BY NEGRO CHILDREN.

    THE HOME, WHICH WAS OPENED YEARS AGO, IS RUN BY THE SISTERS OF MERCY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIQQ579EFJF6U7KIUOLFLNKW1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIQQ579EFJF6U7KIUOLFLNKW1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1963
    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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