Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 519/1960 08.01.1960


01 Bonn: 84th birthday Adenauer Cabinet members congratulate: Erhard, Schröder, by Brentano, Seebohm, Strauss, and representatives of the Bundeswehr. Family with grandchildren, orphaned children of the city of Bonn to congratulate. Adenauer with flowers and children picture.
(19 m) 02. Iraq: Premier General Kassem back to health after assassination General Kassem, great reception for the diplomatic corps.
(9 m) 03. independence for Cameroon music Chapel plays, arrival of UN Secretary General Dag Hammerskjöld at the airfield. Henry Cabbot Lodge and Federal Minister Dr. von Merkatz convey congratulations to the Prime Minister Ahidjo. Ahidjo is standing in an open car through the city. Flag of Cameroon is raised. Feast with women. Took. Watched the parade of young women, boys and students. A black Princess in white dress leads the parade. Marching soldiers and tribal delegations, dances. (Oral report of our cameraman Rau: the Interior of the country, armed men are to enforce free elections.)
(18 m) 04. Brazil: City of the future - Brasilia skyscrapers of the new metropolis. In speech, Juscelino Kubitschek, President pushed this huge project. Modern sculptures. Arcade.
(26 m) 5th Corsica: tax dispute Island railway runs. Market with offerings of fruit, vegetables and meat. Island train in tunnel. Old privileges, freeing the Islanders by indirect taxation, should be lifted. Petitions received by Government. Excited debates. Men with rifles guarding the island railway, which is to be abandoned because of unprofitability.
(34 m) 6 England: new jet boat by Donald Campbell water ski Laeuferin behind a motorboat. Donald Campbell controls jet boat.
(11 m) 07 London: water sports show sailing boats and motor boats in exhibition. Boy in a small nutshell with sailing. Dream boat with a TV and remote control. Life raft should be allowed to water. Man falls into water.
(13 m) 08 clever and forgetful: the oil spill can be forgetful bucket with oil of stool falling and disappears to wash and to move, without having to worry about the oil spill. Clever wants that he cleans the floor and goes. Maria runs fast from behind him, to go home to, slips us sits with the clean pants in the oil.
(35 m) 09. International circus world Berlin: people, animals, sensations in the Germany Hall Rome: circus Krone Prague: circus Busch elephant dressage. Elephant rises on car and drives. Springboard artists. Clowns. Tightrope walker. Jump over the table on rope, man slips off. Horse dressage. High-wire artists, Trapeze artists. Audience pictures, children laugh.
(40 m) 10 Baltimore: U.S. Championship in the American football Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants. Giants Stadium with spectators. Game scenes football. Runs over the whole field.
(16 m) 11. Oberstdorf: ski jumping four hills tournament of groomed snow on the shadow mountain Hill slows the pace of start-up. Ski jumper and crashes. Winner is Max Bolkart with 71 and 75 m (31 m) 12 Adelboden/Switzerland: international days of ski slalom course in the snow flurry with participants from 14 Nations. Fall. With the race number 1 Hans Peter Lanig / Germany was ranked 6th. Winner is Ludwig Leitner / Germany, 2 Pedronzelli / Italy and 3rd Adolf Mathis / Switzerland.
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Bolkart, Max ; Adenauer, Konrad ; Ahidjo ; Brentano von, Heinrich ; Erhard, Ludwig ; Hammarskjöld, Dag ; Kassem, Krim Bel ; Kubitschek, Juscelino ; Lodge, Cabott ; Merkatz von, Joachim ; Seebohm ; Schröder, Gerhard ; Strauß, Franz Josef ; Lanig, Hans-Peter ; Leitner, Ludwig ; Pedronzelli


London ; Brazil ; Bonn ; England ; Corsica ; Hamburg ; Baghdad ; Cameroon ; Brussels ; Baltimore ; Oberstdorf ; Switzerland ; Adelboden


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; Football ; Shipping ; Ships ; Ski, skiing, ski jumping ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Cities ; Strike, strike ; Technology ; Accidents ; accident prevention ; Buildings ; Science ; Circus ; Exhibitions ; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays ; Football ; Technology ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Weekly Newsreel

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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 519/1960

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Initial brand 7 m Konrad Adenauer's birthday camera: Luppa, strong general Kassem/Iraq origin: vis news independence v. Cameroon camera: Rau, Oelsner Brasilia, city of the future origin: Brazil tax strike from Corsica origin: Eclair new. Jet boat v Don. Campbell origin: Pathe news water sports exhibition, Engld. "The oil spill" m. clever & Maria origin: Pathe news circus, people, animals, sensations camera: Pahl sen.
Origin: State, Salgado US Football Championship, Baltimore origin: Metro int. Ski jumping, Oberstdorf camera: Vlasdeck, Hafner int. Days of skiing in Adelboden/Switzerland camera: Vlasdeck, Hafner end brand 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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