UFA-Wochenschau 196/1960 26.04.1960


01 new capital Brasilia Fireworks. Modern buildings of Brasilia. Sculptures. President of Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek in crowd waving at inauguration. Military parade.
(15 m) 02 Seoul: stood up against the Syngman Rhee Syngman Rhee, great. Demonstrations and protests against the election, in which there should have been irregularities. Students on truck demand his resignation. Burning vehicles. Mass demonstrations. Police with batons drive back demonstrators. (Over 100 dead) (see NDW 535/3 - longer)
(13 m) 03 New Delhi: visit of the Chinese President, Tschu En Lai signs of protesters: Mr Choiu go back - no surrender the Chinese invaders - Pandit Nehru stay firm. Arrival at the airfield. Choo en Lai goes down stairs and is welcomed by Nehru. (Talks about indisch-Chinese border conflict. No agreement).
(8 m) 04 United States: visit de Gaulle fanfare brass at the airfield. De Gaulle comes down stairs and is welcomed by Eisenhower and Herter. Honor guard presents the rifle. De Gaulle, Eisenhower, and Couve de Murville before microphones. Ride through the city in cars. Honor guard marches. People at the roadside and at Windows of homes. De Gaulle at the wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknown soldier. (Topic: upcoming Summit Conference, Berlin question.)
(18 m) 5th North Carolina/United States: parachute training for the World Cup looks like a man with telescope above. Helicopter flies. Parachute jump from 2500 m in free fall over 2000 m in crosshairs. Landing.
(18 m) 06. Hanover: air show Swiss sports plane. Glider. Aerobatic flight. Flight of the F-104 Starfighter. Among the visitors of General Galland. General Kamhuber shakes the hand in a special helicopter pilot for the training of pilots. Defense Minister Strauss among the guests.
(16 m) 7 Hanover: industrial fair balloon site. Parking with over 30,000 cars. Economics Minister Erhard in the exhibition on the opening day. Erhard and accompanied by driving in the exhibition. Construction vehicles, machines, forklift trucks, satellite screen, joinery machine manufactures Chair. Lady sits on chair with pretty legs. Apparatus, which washes his shirts, dries and irons. Shower curtains from industrial glass. Young pretty lady behind the curtain while showering. Turntable plays between fish in the Aquarium. Department of electron technology with traffic Analyzer. Erhard in the conversation.
(64 m) 8th award ceremony of the "lion" of radio Luxembourg on board the United States on the voyage from Southampton to Bremerhaven to the United States: shaft at the rear by a ship's propeller. Freddy Quinn with a gold and a Silver Lion Award. Rainer Bertram sings actuality behind the bar: "somewhere in the bar of one evening, as the Lilli in the dance made me Very much A lot hope for love." I imagined even our wedding, because she went home with Blacky Jones. Again faster than I, he joined the Lilly. "Bad luck for me!" Lolita sings o-ton: "Seaman let dream, don't think of me." Sailor because the strangers waiting for you. Your love is a ship, your desire is the distance, and you're just give them true to life.
(47 m) 09 Stuttgart: chimpanzee feeding sea lions in the Wilhelma chimpanzee Sonny looks on your wristwatch and fish in bucket fills. Sea Lion, big, in anticipation of the Chuck. The sea lions feed Sonny and a guard.
(27 m) 10 Ludwigshafen: game Germany - Portugal 2-1 game scenes. Flank Helmut Rahn before the gate to Uwe Seeler, who missed the ball and flies into the goal. Spectators close to half. Foul on Portuguese. Contactor free front of the Portuguese goal slips and falls. Ball goes to the post, Salem scored. Spectators cheering with arms raised, screen. 2nd half: In the 62nd minute, Rahn shoots the 2:0 players embrace. Big on the bench of coach Sepp Herberger and Helmut Schön. Corner of Portugal. Carving shoots up to the 2:1 cheers filling picture. Rahn stops in front of goal, goalkeeper. Spectators, men, half-close. Players walk from the square.
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Bertram, Rainer ; Eisenhower, Dwight ; Erhard, Ludwig ; Galland ; Gaulle de, Charles ; Kubitschek, Juscelino ; Lolita ; Quinn, Freddy


Hanover ; Brasilia ; Seoul ; United States ; England ; South Korea ; Delhi ; Ludwigshafen, Germany ; Washington


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; civil wars ; Demonstrations ; close-ups, detail ; skydiving, skydiving ; aircraft ; Football ; Musical events ; Armor ; Shipping ; Ships ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Cities ; Animals (except dogs) ; Unrest ; Buildings ; Exhibitions ; transport


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Title brand 7, 6 Brasilia origin: Gaumont Korea unrest origin: Metro Choo en Lai in New Dehli origin: Metro, Asian de Gaulle in United States origin: Metro parachutist origin: Metro International Airshow 1960 Hann. camera: Jürgens, o Connor German industrial fair 1960, Hann. camera: Seib, Rieck awarding of the Golden bear camera: Seib, o Connor, student origin: Pathe news chimpanzee feeding sea lions in the Stuttgart Wilhelma camera: strong international football match Germany - Portugal camera: Luppa, fire, strong, basic end title 3, 1

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Brasilia Celebrates its 60th Anniversary as Capital of Brazil (April 21, 1960)

On April 21, 1960 Brasilia superceded Rio de Janeiro as Brazil’s capital. Socialist President Juscelino Kubitschek led the inauguration festivities. His and everyone’s hopes were that Brasilia would become a city of the future. On the president’s initiative the new metropolis had literally been built from scratch within just 4 years, based on the drafts and designs by urban planner Lucio Costa and star architect Oscar Niemeyer. The city’s layout is modelled after the shape of an airplane. The government, military, economy, administration, sports and culture buildings are located within the “body”, with the National Congress as a dramatic focal point. The wings harbour the residential zones that consist of symmetrical pre-fabricated superblocks. The concrete and glass cathedral with its hyperbolic structure reminiscent of a blossom or a crown is the city’s iconic landmark. 

Great visions and hopes are tied in with the construction of Brasilia. It is supposed to become the symbol of a progressive and future-oriented economic power that has shaken off its colonial past and its third world image. The layout was designed to counteract any form of discrimination or class difference. But Oscar Niemeyer himself acknowledges that the “despised barrier of inequality and injustice that are part of the capitalist world” was not eliminated and that Brasilia in reality turned out like “any other city, with the same contrasts of rich and poor, that sadly characterize life in Brazil.”

Politicians, diplomats and officials are lured to Brasilia with the promise of special privileges. At the same time satellite cities and favelas spring up on the periphery. Construction workers that stay on after the city’s construction is completed live here, as well as low-level employees and day labourers. 

The urban design fails to address its residents’ actual needs. The broad avenues are useful only for people who move by car, there is no public space to promote or enable social encounters. By now there are cracks in the concrete, cracks in the walls, the roofs are leaky. In 1987 Brasilia was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Today it is merely a tourist attraction, where tourists can view the failed utopia of a city of the future.  

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