• Short Summary

    IN ONE OF HIS RARE TELEVISION INTERVIEWS, PRESIDENT ACHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA ATTACKED COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM.

  • Description


    EXTERIOR SHOTS OF THE PALACE AND CABINET ROOM, AND A SOF EXTRACT FROM THE INTERVIEW.



    PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAID:-



    "I AM THE SON OF A PEOPLE OF A NATION WHICH HAS SUFFERED FROM COLONIALISM FOR THREE CENTURIES - AND-A-HALF. THIS IS NOT A SHORT TIME; THREE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY YEARS ABOUT. NOW LOOK HERE, OUR EXPERIENCES WERE NOT VERY AGREEABLE. I SAID IN THE UNITED NATIONS SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT IMPERIALISM IS NOT YET DEAD. AND I PERSONALLY - GOD WILLING - I SHALL KEEP ON FIGHTING EMPERORS, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH THREE-HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY YEARS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE COLONISED, WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A COLONY, TO BE A NATION OF COOLIES AND A COOLIE AMONG A NATION, TO BE A NATION WHICH WAS NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO HAVE A NAME FOR ITS NATION. YES, WE WERE PROHIBITED, FORBIDDEN TO PRONOUNCE OUR OWN NAME, INDONESIA - THAT WAS TABOO IN DUTCH TIME. AND WHO IS FIGHTING AGAINST THAT IMPERIALISM? NOT SUKARNO ONLY, BUT SUKARNO ALONE, NOT THE INDONESIAN NATION ALONE, BUT THERE ARE OTHER FORCES IN THE WORLD WHICH ARE ALSO FIGHTING THAT IMPERIALISM: THE NEW EMERGENT FORCES".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN ONE OF HIS RARE TELEVISION INTERVIEWS, PRESIDENT ACHMED SUKARNO OF INDONESIA ATTACKED COLONIALISM AND IMPERIALISM. HE SAID HE WOULD "KEEP ON FIGHTING EMPERORS". THE INDONESIAN LEADER WAS BEING QUESTIONED (SOF) BY HERR CARL WEISS, SOUTH-EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT OF WEST GERMANY'S SECOND TELEVISION CHANNEL, ZWEITES DEUTSCHES FERNSEHEN. THE INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE IN THE CABINET ROOM AT THE MERDEKA PALACE, IN DJAKARTA, RECENTLY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPDO7JQN7VRT7C3FQFXHRFO7E
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPDO7JQN7VRT7C3FQFXHRFO7E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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