• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE TRAGIC SIDE EFFECTS OF WAR IS THE NUMBER OF ORPHANS IT PRODUCES.?

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN ORPHANAGE
    0.07

    2.
    GV INT. TILT FROM BABIES IN CHAIRS TO NUN AND NURSES LOOKING ON
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    3.
    SCU NUN WITH BABY IN ARMS
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    4.
    CU YOUNG CHILD IN CHAIR
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    5.
    CU NUN HOLDING INFANT
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    6.
    MV POLIO-STRICKEN CHILDREN LEARN TO WALK
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    7.
    MV NURSES CHANGE BABIES DIAPERS
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    8.
    CU CRYING BABY
    0.39

    9.
    MV NUN PLAYS WITH BABY IN COT
    0.42

    10.
    SV YOUNG GIRLS WASHING THEIR FACES
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    11.
    CU CHILD IN CLASSROOM ZOOM TO SCU NUN
    0.54

    12.
    CU CHILD WRITING
    0.57

    13.
    SV CHILDREN IN CLASSROOM
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    14.
    GV ORPHANS ENTER DINING ROOM
    1.04

    15.
    MV CHILDREN EATING (3 SHOTS)
    1.15

    16.
    GV PAN CHILDREN EATING
    1.19



    Initials AK/V/JF/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ONE OF THE TRAGIC SIDE EFFECTS OF WAR IS THE NUMBER OF ORPHANS IT PRODUCES. IN SOUTH VIETNAM NO OFFICIAL STATISTICS ARE AVAILABLE ON ORPHANS, BUT AT ONE ORPHANAGE ALONE AT GO VAP THERE ARE OVER 600 CHILDREN.

    GO VAP IS NEAR SAIGON, AND THE ORPHANAGE WAS FOUNDED BY THE SISTERS OF THE CROSS IN 1974. TWENTY-THREE NUNS MANAGE THE INSTITUTION AND THERE FEED AND MAKE SECURE THE LIVES OF MANY CHILDREN.

    MOST OF THE ORPHANS ARE FOUND ABANDONED. THE SISTERS TAKE THEM ALL IN, WHATEVER THEIR COLOUR OR THEIR RELIGION - BECAUSE ONLY ABOUT ONE THIRD CAN BE CATHOLICS. OLDER CHILDREN ARE EDUCATED BY THE NUNS WHILE THE YOUNGER ONES ARE FED AND CARED FOR. ABOUT 30 CHILDREN SUFFER FROM POLIOMYELITIS OR THALIDOMIDE DEFORMITIES.

    AS USUAL IN ORPHANAGES THE PROBLEM IS MONEY: GBP160 IS NEEDED BASICALLY TO FEED THE CHILDREN. MOST OF THIS COMES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS OR AMERICA.

    THE GIRLS ARE TAUGHT DOMESTIC SUBJECTS, BUT INSTEAD OF MARRIAGE MANY PREFER TO REMAIN AND HELP AT THE ORPHANAGE AFTER THEY HAVE REACHED 18 YEARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEEBEB0ODD0LINX6GNH0RAX7FI
    Media URN:
    VLVAEEBEB0ODD0LINX6GNH0RAX7FI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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