• Short Summary

    Spring around the world - dancing, partying and falling in love is unaffected by politics.

  • Description

    Bangkok, Thailand.

    Several introductory shots of Bangkok's Royal Palace and temples. "Spring in Thailand means sinuous and symbolic dancing at open-air restaurants" - narrator's remark is accompanied with traditionally dressed young couple dancing in a restaurant garden. Food looks fantastic. Dancers' faces are covered with makeup and their bodies with gold and silk - both look remarkably feminine.

    High Tatra, Czechoslovakia.

    Traditionally dressed young Slovak men celebrate spring in traditional way - they pour cold well water over their chosen girls' heads - not many escape. Girls give them Easter eggs as a sign of returned affection. Tradition (read religion) is preserved however strongly communism fights it.

    Bermuda.

    "In our playground island of Bermuda" spring is known as carnival time and celebrated with a flower parade - great figures, at least as good as Dutch. People enjoy a great parade. I loved a hippie man with a lovely transparent - "Love Thy Neighbour (He May Own A Boat.)". Parade significantly ends with parade queen sitting in a middle of a huge crown.

    Czechoslovakia.

    Traditionally dressed wedding party leaves church in communist Czechoslovakia. Modern dress wedding party leaves church. People smile and cheer the newly wed. "This is the tenth wedding today" - says voiceover finally confirming that power of spring knows no bounds.
    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    457.01
    Media URN:
    4477
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:06:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:31:00 / 01:06:57:00
    Canister:
    CP 709

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