• Short Summary

    During disastrous draught Buddhist priests hold special service for rain.

  • Description

    Hong Kong.

    GV. From Hong Kong harbour showing buildings and hills in background. GV. People in the Kowloon. GV. Dried up river bed where children are playing on grounded boat. GV. Peasants working on land. CU. Old man hoeing. CU. Hoe. SV. & CU. Boy using watering can. GV. Buddhist Temple. SV. Monks descending staircase and going into temple. SV. & CU. Interior, large bell being rung by a monk who is pushing the suspended striker onto the bell. GV. People praying for rain. SV. Statue of Buddha. SV. Monks praying for rain. SCU. A monk kneeling in prayer. CU. Another monk. SV. Monks and nuns in prayer. SCU. Monk kneeling before the altar, he reaches up to the altar. CU. The monk's hand as he places a small stick into an urn from which smoke is coming. SV. The monk before the altar. SCU. Monk striking large gong. CU. Monk tapping small gong. SV. Monks and nuns praying around cages full of birds. CU. Monk praying. CU. Bird in cage. SCU. Monk spraying water onto the birds with a leaf. CU. Dipping the leaf into glass of water and then splashing it onto bird. SV. Monks and nuns walking around the cages splashing water on them - two shots. CU. Pan, birds in cages. GV. & SV. The nuns and monks carrying the cages of birds. CU. Birds being released from cages - three shots. SV. Birds flying into tree. CU. Bird sitting on branch cleaning itself. SV. More birds being released.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:30:00 / 01:20:23:00

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