• Short Summary

    In the sleepy South Vietnamese village of Hoc Mon, some 20 miles from Saigon, farmer Le Van Kia is being besieged by a steady stream of visitors from all over the neighbourhood.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Owner and visitors
    4 ft

    2.
    MS Children near banana tree
    6 1/2 ft

    3.
    LV Owner pointing out the long fruit stalk
    11 ft

    4.
    MS DITTO
    15 1/2 ft

    5.
    CU TILT of fruit stalk
    25 ft

    6.
    LV Tree and fruit...TILT
    31 ft



    Initials KJ/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the sleepy South Vietnamese village of Hoc Mon, some 20 miles from Saigon, farmer Le Van Kia is being besieged by a steady stream of visitors from all over the neighbourhood.

    The reason: a freak banana tree in his small plantation has proved unusually fruitful.

    Reports say that 270 clusters have been counted on the tree and, with each cluster bearing about 20 bananas each, it has yielded more than 5,000 bananas. There are still flowers on the tree and a crop of at least a few hundred more bananas is expected to grow on it.

    So the farmer has a busy time showing visitors from the neighbourhood the freak tree, and a tough time guarding it against curious boys who would like to examine the fruit personally.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAN3M9DONTW4QZ034DJNI7GBVG
    Media URN:
    VLVAAN3M9DONTW4QZ034DJNI7GBVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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