• Short Summary

    THIRTY-THREE OF SAIGON'S STREET URCHINS HAVE BEEN ON A HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME TO THE SOUTH VIETNAM HILL RESORT OF DALAT.

  • Description

    THIRTY-THREE OF SAIGON'S STREET URCHINS HAVE BEEN ON A HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME TO THE SOUTH VIETNAM HILL RESORT OF DALAT. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIVES THEY TRAVELLED IN AN AEROPLANE, WENT ON PICNICS AND HIKES IN THE COUNTRY, SWAM AND WENT BOATING.

    THE BOYS WHO ARE AGED FROM 9 TO 18 USUALLY SPEND THEIR DAYS ON THE STREETS OF SAIGON MAKING A LIVING HOWEVER THEY CAN -- SHINING SHOES, CHANGING MONEY; TRANSLATING, STEALING.

    THEY LIVE IN HOSTEL THAT WAS STARTED 18 MONTHS AGO AND HAS BECOME THE MODEL FOR MANY OTHERS OPENED THROUGHOUT SOUTH VIETNAM IN AN ATTEMPT TO TACKLE THE AWESOME PROBLEM OF STREET CHILDREN.

    THE BOYS WERE ACCOMPANIED BY SEVERAL ADULTS ON THEIR SIX DAY HOLIDAY, AND LOCAL YOUTH LEADERS WHO PROVIDED DAILY PROGRAMMES OF HIKES, GAMES, VISITS TO ZOO, A HIGHLAND VILLAGE, AND MANY OTHER ACTIVITIES.

    THEY FLEW TO DALAT IN AN AMERICAN C-130 PLANE, WHICH HAD THE BOYS WIDE-EYED WITH AMAZEMENT.

    AT DALAT, A LUSCIOUS MOUNTAIN RESORT, THE BOYS STAYED AT THE UNIVERSITY AND EACH DAY A BUS PICKED THEM UP TO TAKE THEM ON A NEW ADVENTURE.

    FOR BOYS WHO HAVE TO MAKE THEIR OWN LIVING IN THE HARD WORLD OF THE STREETS OF SAIGON IT WAS THE HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME - AND ONE THAT MAY HAVE TO LAST THEM QUITE A LONG TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC5DR1T16YGHK83BZIJUO79G2M
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5DR1T16YGHK83BZIJUO79G2M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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