• Short Summary

    THE SPANISH ENJOY A BULLFIGHT, THE AMERICANS LOVE A RODEO, BUT IN WEST JAVA, INDONESIA, PIG HUNTING IS THE POPULAR PASSION.

  • Description

    THE SPANISH ENJOY A BULLFIGHT, THE AMERICANS LOVE A RODEO, BUT IN WEST JAVA, INDONESIA, PIG HUNTING IS THE POPULAR PASSION. THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA SET SPECIALLY TRAINED DOGS TO WORK AGAINST WILD PIGS, AND IF ONLOOKERS HAPPEN TO BECOME INVOLVED, IT IS GENERALLY TO THEIR REGRET.

    ALTHOUGH THE PIG-HUNTING IS STAGED IN SWAMPY, JUNGLE-LIKE AREAS, THERE IS STILL A CHARGE FOR "ADMISSION" -- THE PROCEEDS OF THE HUNT SHOWN IN THIS FILM WENT TOWARDS THE REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS OF THE RECENT WEST JAVA FLOODS.

    THE PIG HUNT FOLLOWS A ROUTINE PATTERN. THE DOGS CHASE -- OR ARE CHASED -- BY THE PIG, AND FROM THEN ON IT IS A MATTER OF BRAVEST ANIMAL WINS. ONLOOKERS ARE EXPECTED TO ENCOURAGE THE DOGS.

    EVENTUALLY THE PIG IS BEATEN BY WEIGHT OF NUMBERS AND SHEER FATIGUE. ORGANISERS AND ONLOOKERS CARRY OFF THE PIG TO ITS EVENTUAL DESTINATION, THE HOT PART OF A ROASTING OVEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADRC99DNC3EKCSXR1CM15JMN6O
    Media URN:
    VLVADRC99DNC3EKCSXR1CM15JMN6O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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