• Short Summary

    Scenes of Hong Kong as refugees flood into the colony from Red China.

  • Description

    Titles read: "HONG KONG - REFUGEE PROBLEM NEARS CRISIS".

    General view of harbour of Hong Kong showing Kowloon in background. Street scenes in downtown Hong Kong show an open market area at Chuk Yuen resettlement area. Travelling shot, past open air stalls as refugee Chinese display variety of food.

    General view of Chinese junk entering typhoon shelter of Wau Ma Ti. Several shots of Chinese refugees rowing boats. Young girls ferry refugees back and forth in junks. Shots of the Chinese resettlement area, with new apartment buildings and washing hanging out on balconies. We see the bathrooms of the apartments.

    Elevated view of Hong Kong apartment buildings with squatters on the rooftops. Shots of modern buildings with squatters' shanty towns nearby.

    Elevated shot of queue at the Bishop Ford Food Centre to collect noodles which are supplied by charity. C/Us of old women in queue. Noodles being handed to refugees by Father Howard Truve. General view of open market area at Chuk Yuen resettlement area.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1567.15
    Media URN:
    58733
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:35:00 / 01:28:10:00
    Canister:
    59/9

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