• Short Summary

    Prince Sihanouk meets youth and attends ceremony in Buddhist temple.

  • Description

    Cambodia, Kampuchea.

    Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk on dais, he salutes then is seated in chair to watch communist style ceremony. Young men and women in uniforms (not military but Chinese type communist dress) lined up on field. Several close up shots of the girls talking with determination - no sound. Small dog at Sihanouk's feet looking on. Youngsters salute with fists in the air, then wave hats cheering the leader. Various shots of Sihanouk moving through crowd of youngsters who jump to touch him as if he is a deity. He gets into a helicopter with his dog and flies off. Various air shots, from helicopter, of countryside. Several shots of children riding cattle in water. More shots of marshland with people in small boats. Man taking several Buddhist monks in his boat. Various shots of crowd bringing food to the monks. Various shots, inside temple, of the monks sitting on ground with mass of plates around them, crowd seated behind them, small candles lit at back. Various shots of Sihanouk in temple during a religious ceremony. Men in white uniforms seated in the temple, also Buddhist monks and orchestra. Monks receive food, they are served by the men in suits etc. Sihanouk is seen lighting candles and praying. Several shots of the exterior of temple. Various shots of the women in traditional dress doing traditional dance inside the temple - impressive. They are wearing gold and look like deities. Some great shots of the women dancing - close up shots of their faces, hands, feet, etc. Orchestra is playing, women dancing.

    Cataloguer's note - there is no paperwork for this item, very limited cataloguing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1969 - 1970
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:43:00 / 02:02:07:00
    UN 4679 D

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