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  • Short Summary

    Celebrating the death and birth of Buddha on Wesak Day in Sri Lanka.

  • Description

    Title reads: "BUDDHIST CELEBRATIONS".

    Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

    Crowds going to celebrate death and birth of Buddha - Wesak Day. Various L/Ss crowds entering Temple Trees, official residence of the Prime Minister. C/U crowds going in. L/S and C/U people praying. C/U two women praying. M/S and C/U man and woman praying. L/S crowds praying. C/U woman praying. Panning C/U two women standing holding bunches of leaves. Panning C/U two women. Various shots people being served with food at night banquet. C/U flashing lanterns on roundabout. C/U figure of Buddha surrounded by flashing lights. C/U another figure of Buddha surrounded by flashing lights.

    Note: several newspaper articles on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1802.17
    Media URN:
    55401
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1965
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:00:00 / 01:27:12:00
    Canister:
    65/42

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