• Short Summary

    A 12 YEAR-OLD GIRL, ORPHANED IN THE VIETNAM WAR, HAS BEEN FLOWN TO JAPAN FROM SAIGON TO LIVE WITH A BUDDHIST PRIEST AND HIS WIFE.

  • Description

    A 12 YEAR-OLD GIRL, ORPHANED IN THE VIETNAM WAR, HAS BEEN FLOWN TO JAPAN FROM SAIGON TO LIVE WITH A BUDDHIST PRIEST AND HIS WIFE. THE VIETNAMESE GIRL, HO PHI KIEU IS NOW LIVING WITH SHUKAKU ISHIKAWA AT HIS HOME AT HARAMACHI, ABOUT 16 MILES (25 KILOMETRES) NORTH EAST OF TOKYO.

    KIEU, ORIGINALLY FROM DA NANG HAD BEEN IN A SAIGON ORPHANAGE SINCE HER PARENTS WERE KILLED IN THE WAR. THE ORPHAN WAS INTRODUCED TO HER FUTURE FATHER LAST MAY BY THE VIETNAMESE BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION WHICH HAD BEEN INFORMED THAT THE PRIEST WANTED TO ADOPT A WAR ORPHAN.

    THE PRIEST SAID HE WANTED TO SEE KIEU GROW UP INTO A NUN CAPABLE F CONTRIBUTING TO THE PEACE AND THE INDEPENDENCE OF VIETNAM.

    THERE ARE KNOWN TO BE AT LEAST 180,000 WAR ORPHANS IN SAIGON ALONE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABLN1JZRZK0OR2QYU7BD3VP5V8
    Media URN:
    VLVABLN1JZRZK0OR2QYU7BD3VP5V8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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