• Short Summary

    Dalai Lama and family arrive in Tezpur after fleeing Tibet.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Dalai Lama in India".

    Tezpur, North East India.

    C/U press correspondents arguing with Indian official. G/V procession of jeeps transporting the Dalai Lama to Tezpur from Tibet (recently invaded by Chinese Communists). C/U Indian women with children watching. Dalai Lama is greeted by Indian officials and given a white scarf (token of friendship). Press and officials surround the Dalai Lama as he makes his way to the Circuit House. C/U Dalai Lama's mother (centre wearing dark glasses) with his sister (right).

    G/V Circuit House. C/U La-Kungwa (left), Tibetan Prime Minister in 1954, next to him is another member of the Tibetan cabinet. C/U Dalai Lama being greeted in Circuit House. His mother being photographed, rather shyly, on the steps of the Circuit House. C/U Dalai Lama's brother. C/U Assamese and Tibetan women walking towards the Circuit House.

    Various shots Indians making catering arrangements for Dalai Lama's party on the railway platform at Tezpur: cleaning food bowls and carrying baskets of live poultry.

    L/S Dalai Lama on specially built rostrum. He is escorted up the steps by an official carrying a golden umbrella to shade him from the hot sun. Crowds surround the rostrum waiting for him to bless them. After blessing crowd, Dalai Lama is escorted to his car. Indian women and children watch. Panning shot Dalai Lama moving away seated in his car, waving.

    Note: transcription of statement / speech made by Dalai Lama on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1577.12
    Media URN:
    50570
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:19:00 / 01:23:41:00
    Canister:
    59/33

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