UFA-Dabei 611/1968 09.04.1968


1st United States: Assassination of Martin Luther King and race conflict title: an American tragedy, image: dead Negro is located on the road. Soldiers on the road against riots. Black goes with arms raised before soldiers with rifle. Negril is pushed to the side. Driving record at burned-out buildings. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a leader of the March of civil rights activist to Washington. Martin Luther King speech production sound. Crowd. Close-up of Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, great. Martin Luther King receive the Nobel Prize. He is made when moving from stone. Members of the Ku Klux Klan. Martin Luther King speech, one day before his death, actuality, big: "I ´ ve Lakes the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I am happy tonight. I'm not fearing any man, my eyes have seen the glory of the world."
Martin Luther King, Jr. in the coffin after assassination attempt. His wife, great. Burning houses in cities. Fires At night. Looters.
(73 m) 2 Melina Mercouri in Austria title: it prominence on the heels, image: Melina Mercouri go down stairs.
Melina Mercouri aircraft stairs go down, half-close. Welcome hug, big. She waves to fellow countrymen and throws bouquet in quantity. Melina Mercouri bows after appearance with flowers and waving, half-close.
(13 m) 03 Spain: El Cordobés as footballer of El Cordobés in bullfighting. El Cordobes with boots, laughing, great. El Cordobés attracts football dress. Running of the club FC Córdoba with El Cordobes. El Cordobés enters the game as a right wing with the ball. El Cordobés in bullfighting. El Cordobés score goal.
(23 m) 04 keel: film premiere: the Lout from the 1st Bank - happy world of actors on ship. Günter Schramm, half-close. Uschi glass, half-close. Actor To give autographs. Uschi glass are autograph, great. Actors aboard the Gorch Fock. Gorch Fock at the port. People from the movie Metro at film premiere. Happy world cinema display. Günter Schramm, Uschi glass and actors get out of car, great. Performers receive flowers on stage.
(23 m) 5th Frankfurt: Johnny Hallyday in Germany Johnny Hallyday aircraft stairs go down, half-close. Photographer with camera with protruding lens is welcomed and beyond airport to bus. Laughing in airfield bus. Ride in rear of car, great.
(21 m) 06. development assistance Asia title: in Asia - departure of a continent, image: stones are pushed by excavators.
Mahipar tab. Pakistan: business school - apprenticeship - acetate silk factory. Capital city of Islamabad. People work from Steinberg. Modern high-rise buildings. Donkeys carrying loads. Workers with hoes in the construction. Old companion in street. Street in Lahore. Handmade manufactured lathe and drill press in Bazaar. Label: German technical training center. Construction of a trade school. German teachers, half-close. The Pakistanis apprenticeship and training of skilled workers. Industrial companies. Manufacture of acetate silk. Processing of raw materials, spinning of thread on spools.
(55 m) 07. Nuremberg: match of 1 FC Nuremberg - 1 FC Cologne 2-1 breakdown from PLN 950 / flags swing 6 viewers. A spectator wearing a hat, great face. Viewers with sausage, great. Cologne hits ball post. Spectators, half-close. Player plays the opposing defense. Viewers with his mouth open. Nuremberg has an effort on goal. Ball bouncing from foot of Defender in goal. 1-0 to Nuremberg. Goalkeeper Wawra holds. Nuremberg shoots 2:0 young viewers with Beatle hair whistles, great. Cologne 2: shoot 1 camera behind gate ZL.
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Glas, Uschi; Hallyday, Jonny; King, Martin Luther; Mercouri, Melina; Schramm, Günter; Cordobes, El; Wabra


Memphis; Kiel; Stockholm; Pakistan; United States; Frankfurt; Vienna; Islamabad; Lahore; Spain; Nuremberg; Austria


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Honors; Youth; cameramen, cameramen; Fire; filmmaking; Musical events; Night; Photographers; Races; Shipping; Ships; Schools, training; sports audience, sports spectator; Townscapes: Asia; bullfighting; Deaths, funerals; Unrest; automotive engineering, automotive; Kissing, kissing scenes; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; employment; Assassinations; Autographs; transport


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UFA-Dabei 611/1968

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Title brand an American tragedy M. L. King death (and archive) origin: Metro, vis news, archive this prominent of stars on the heels of Melina Mercouri i. Austria origin: Austria El Cordobes as footballers origin: No.-do archive Constantin premiere i. Kiel (Interzone v.d. 1 Bank) Johnny Halliday camera: Jürgens, Rühe in Asia start of a continent development assistance [...]

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50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King (April 4, 1968)

Martin Luther King is only 39 years old when he is shot to death in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. His stalwart struggle against racial segregation and discrimination of the black population in the USA has made him the target of reactionary forces. Despite having been attacked with rocks, guns and bombs more than twenty times he never wavered and consistently abided by the principle of non-violence. However, his own death, of all things, ignites bloody riots. Members of the Black Panther movement had been critical of the peaceful methods of the Baptist minister for quite some time. Now they call for a revenge for his murder. Riots erupt in more than 100 cities, dozens of people are killed, about 2,600 are injured, more than 20,000 arrests are made.  King’s Ghandi-inspired strategy of nonviolent resistance, on the other hand, with its protests, sit-ins and boycotts, but also King’s countless speeches and sermons had been quite effective. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 officially outlaws discrimination. The Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act prohibit discrimination when it comes to voting and the sale, renting or financing of housing. During the final years of his life the civil rights activist is committed in his fight against the war in Vietnam and the poverty and economic disadvantage of the black population. In the beginning of April 1968 he travels to Memphis to support the strike of the local sanitation workers, who are primarily African American. They demand better working conditions and higher pay.

The small-time criminal James Earl Ray is arrested for the assassination of Martin Luther King and sentenced to 99 years in jail. Doubts about his acting single-handedly or any involvement at all never go away. After three days the accused recants his confession. From that day on Ray asserts his innocence. Three decades after the assassination lawyers of the victims and the alleged murderer form a surprising alliance and re-open the case. The jury comes to the unanimous verdict that Ray could not have acted all alone, and that there was a conspiracy behind King’s murder.

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