• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: RELIEF WORKERS ARE REACHING MANY PERSIAN VILLAGES DEVASTATED BY SATURDAY;S EARTHQUAKE. A CONVOY LEFT?

  • Description

    1.
    GV TRUCK DRIVES THROUGH RIVER BED.
    0.06

    2.
    CU TRAVEL SHOT FROM DAR THROUGH RIVER BED.
    0.11

    3.
    CU GOING THOUGH WATER PAN TO DRIVER.
    0.17

    4.
    LV ON ROUGH RIVER BED
    0.27

    5.
    LV TRUCKS PASSING.
    0.31

    6.
    GV PEOPLE CLIMB OVER RUBBLE IN WRECKED VILLAGE.
    0.35

    7.
    GV TILT UP OF WRECKAGE.
    0.40

    8.
    CU WOMAN CRYING CARRYING BABY.
    0.44

    9.
    GV PEOPLE SEATED AROUND WITH THEIR BELONGINGS.
    0.49

    10.
    CU CHILDREN TILT UP TO MOTHER.
    0.54

    11.
    GV PAN PEOPLE SEATED ON GROUND WITH BELONGINGS.
    1.00

    12.
    CU WOMAN FEEDS BABY.
    1.05

    13.
    NEARER CU DITTO TILT UP TO WOMAN'S FACE
    1.10

    14.
    LV FATHER AND TWO SONS STAND TOGETHER, MOURNING.
    1.15

    15.
    GV DEVASTATED HOUSES.
    1.19

    16.
    GV MEN DIGGING RUBBLE
    1.23

    17.
    CV MEN DIG AMONGST RUINS.
    1.27

    18.
    CV RELIEF WORKERS DISTRIBUTING CLOTHING.
    1.34

    19.
    CU HANDING CLOTHING TO LITTLE BOY.
    1.37

    20.
    GV PAN..DEVASTATED VILLAGE.
    1.46

    21.
    CV MAN DIGS AMONGST RUINS.
    1.51

    22.
    CU WOMAN CRIES AND HOLDS UP RELATIVES' CLOTHES
    1.59

    23.
    GV MEN DIG AMONGST WRECKAGE.
    2.04

    24.
    GV TENTS.
    2.08

    25.
    CV PEOPLE AND CHILDREN OUTSIDE TENTS.
    2.12


    REEL 0 NO NUMBER ON FILM TRI X...



    EXCLUSIVE. FEW SHOTS IN THE STREETS OF TEHERAN, PEOPLE SLEEPING OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID OF ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE.



    EXCLUSIVE. TILL THE END OF THE REEL...DIFFERENCE SHOTS OF DRIVER WITH HIS CAR THROUGH VERY ROUGH LAND, ALMOST THE WHOLE WAY WE HAD TO DRIVE (FROM QAZVIN) IN A RIVER WHICH LED UP TO THE MOUNTAINS WHERE WE FOUND COMPLETELY DESTROYED.



    REEL 1. TO ALL THE PICTURES FOR THIS AND THE NEXT REEL THERE IS NOTHING SPECIAL TO SAY TO EXPLAINING SITUATIONS OR SINGLE PEOPLE'S FATES, IN THIS AREA FROM FAR AWAY WE WOULD HEAR THE CRYING OF THE PEOPLE... THESE THREE VILLAGES ABOUT 50 TO 80 HOUSES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. T??? YOU SEE PEOPLE WORKING, & DIGGING SO STILL LOOKING FOR THEIR RELATIVES.



    THE NAME OF THE FIRST VILLAGE IS SIRAP, 75 KM FROM QAZVIN UP IN THE MOUNTAINS...



    PICTURES SHOW PEOPLE CRYING, WALKING AROUND THEIR LAND, AND PEOPLE WITH THEIR GOODS WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SAVE; SLEEPING IN THE OPEN AIR... COOKING, FEEDING LITTLE BABIES ETC...



    FATHER AND TWO SONS STANDING FOR A LONG TIME TOGETHER AND CRYING... WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SPEAK WITH THEM, ALSO THE DRIVER DID NOT UNDERSTAND US, BUT I THINK THESE PICTURES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES...



    SEVERAL SHOTS OF THE DESTROYED VILLAGE...



    REEL 2. SHOTS FROM THE SECOND VILLAGE NAMED BADIGEM, NOT FAR FROM THE OTHER...



    FILM SHOWS PEOPLE WALKING UP TO THEIR DESTROYED HOUSES...PAN OVER TO HOUSES...



    C.U. WOMAN CRYING AND HOLDING UP CLOTHES BELONGING TO HER RELATIVES AND HUSBAND. BESIDE HER MAN DIGGING. ANOTHER SHOT OF SAME SCENE...



    MORE SHOTS OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR 10 MEN BURIED UNDERNEATH THIS PLACE... ANOTHER PLACE IN THE SAME VILLAGE, A BIGGER GROUP OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TRAPPED UNDER THIS PLACE... SEVERAL SHOTS.. PICTURES FROM DIFFERENT PLACE, PEOPLE HAVING TENTS ALREADY TO LEAVE IN IT...SEVERAL SHOTS...



    EXCLUSIVE AFTER THIS FIRST 50 FEET...FILM SHOWING TWO MEN BRINGING DEAD GIRL DOWN FROM THE VILLAGE...PAN OVER THE HEAVILY DESTROYED VILLAGE ON A HILL... SEVERAL SHOTS OF PEOPLE




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYNOPSIS: RELIEF WORKERS ARE REACHING MANY PERSIAN VILLAGES DEVASTATED BY SATURDAY;S EARTHQUAKE. A CONVOY LEFT QAZVIN RESCUE HEADQUARTERS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) FOR ONE OF THE WORST HIT AREAS.

    CAMERAMAN SEPP RIFF ROOS INTO THE AREA WITH THE RELIEF TEAM. THE CONVOY HAD TO TRAVEL MILES ALONG A RIVER BED. MOST OF THE ROADS AND CART TRACKS WERE FLOODED OR COMPLETELY DESTROYED, HAMPERING EVEN FURTHER THE TASK OF REACHING THE ISOLATED VILLAGES.

    SIRAP WAS THE FIRST VILLAGE REACHED. RIFF SAID: "FROM FAR AWAY WE COULD HEAR THE CRYING OF THE PEOPLE." HERE EVERY HOUSE WAS DESTROYED.

    STUNNED VILLAGERS, CLUTCHING WHAT THEY HAD BEEN ABLE TO SALVAGE, WERE UNABLE TO REALIZE HELP HAD ARRIVED.

    MANY SURVIVORS HAD SEEN RELATIONS DIE IN THE WRECKAGE OF THEIR HOMES, UNABLE TO DIG THEM FREE. IN THIS AREA THERE WERE VIRTUALLY NO MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND SOME OF THE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED VICTIMS HAD DIED BEFORE THEY RECEIVED TREATMENT.

    A FATHER STOOD WITH HIS SONS GRIEVING THE LOSS OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY.

    THE SEARCH THROUGH THE RUBBLE GOES ON WITHOUT A BREAK.

    HOWEVER, GRADUALLY THE VILLAGERS COME TO ACCEPT THE CLOTHING AND FOOD BROUGHT BY THE RESCUE TEAMS.

    FURTHER INTO THE HILLS IS THE VILLAGE OF BADIGEM. A HEAP OF RUBBLE AND THE SMELL OF DEATH. IN VILLAGERS TEAR AT THE RUBBLE WITH ROUGH TOOLS AND THEIR BARE HANDS.

    THIS WOMAN HAS LOST ALL HER FAMILY. A FEW TORN CLOTHES ARE LEFT TO CLUTCH AS SHE CRIES HER GRIEF. WHILE THE MEN SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS, THE WOMEN HAVE MOVED TO ROUGH TENTS ON THE OUTSKIRTS WHERE THEY WAIT WITH THE WOUNDED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD3MRU1179F1WAIQ8WAN9O0TFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3MRU1179F1WAIQ8WAN9O0TFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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