Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 555/1960 16.09.1960


01 Brazil: Foreign Minister by Brentano Brasilia visit: Heinrich von Brentano comes down stairs and is welcomed. Brasilia buildings. By Brentano visited President Juscelino Kubitschek. Talks. São Paulo: By Brentano visited the medical snake Institute Butamtam. By Brentano venom Viper in his hand. Scorpions give her poison after electric shock. Scorpions in a glass.
(35 m) 02. Congo: political chaos Tshombe, Prime Minister of Katanga, jubilantly welcomed. He has championed of a divided state "Down with Lumumba". Guns and rifles. Troops of Patrice Lumumba. Last White in the abandoned city of beacon cheek.
(26 m) 03 Caucasus: 40.Jahrestag of the Soviet seizure of power mountaineers climbing the Elbrus in a long train and prepare there a bust of Lenin.
(15 m) 04 Spessart: Bauer as amateur astronomer night sky. Farmer Johannes Kern, 65 years old, in work rooms. He opens shed with telescope, manufactured in its own construction. Telescope is extended. Starry sky. (29 m) 05. German shoe fashion for autumn and winter shoe saleswoman wearing shoe boxes and drop it. It shows shoes. Pointed shoe with a pointed heel. Pumps. Flexible sole. Flat shoe. Gaiter. Gesellschaftsschuh, pointed heel.
(26 m) 06. Munich: French marriage of Figaro show hairstyle fashion salons to comb short hair models. Short hairstyles, great.
(21 m) 07 Paris fashion show 1960/61 mannequins: straight, high waisted coats with fur collars. Carving goldbesticktem tulle evening dress in pagoda line of black gold Lamé evening dress.
(21 m) 08 Rome: Olympics gymnastics: 3 x gold, 2 x silver, and 1 bronze WINS Larissa Latynina / USSR. In floor exercise, vault and gymnastics on uneven bars. Boris Shaklin / USSR is the best gymnast of the games. He turns on the high bar. Silver WINS Ono / Japan. He turns on the pommel horse. Basketball: The United States win. Hockey: Final Pakistan - India 1-0, the winning goal. Football; Final Yugoslavia - Denmark 3:1 game scenes. Shots on goal. Yugoslavs cheer after the victory ceremony. Marathon: Start, runner on the track, Bikela Abebe, bodyguard of the Emperor of Ethiopia, running as a winner by the target in the Olympic record time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 16.2 seconds, award ceremony. Horse riding: Prize of the Nations: on the trail of Raimondo d ' Inzeo on Posillipo, Italy wins bronze. Silver for the United States. William stone garter on the mold of Ksar's rides d'Esprit, ZL. Hans Günther Winkler on Halla ride correctly and win the Gold Medal with Fritz Thiedemann Meteor and Alwin Schockemöhle on Ferdl. Award ceremony. Closing ceremony: Olympic banners, Stadium long shot, invasion of the flag-bearers, flags are lowered, viewers with lit programs at the closing ceremony, the Olympic flag will be obtained and carried out. Neon "Arrivederci Tokyo 19642. (85 m)

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Abebe, Bikila ; Brentano von, Heinrich ; Kern, Johannes ; Kubitschek, Juscelino ; Chaklin, Boris ; Latinia, Larissa ; Ono, Takashi ; Schockemöhle, Alwin ; Thiedemann, Fritz ; Winkler, Hans Günter


Spessart ; Brasilia ; Caucasus ; Federal Republic of Germany ; Munich ; France ; Of the Congo ; Rome


Sachindex Wochenschauen ; civil wars ; Expeditions ; Olympics ; 99.412 Deutsche week show GmbH: State visits (outside) ; Animals (except dogs) ; Unrest ; Buildings ; Landscapes ; Fashion ; Astronomy ; 14 find book new German newsreel slow motion


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Neue Deutsche Wochenschau 555/1960

Die Zeit unter der Lupe (Other title)

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Initial brand 7-m Brentano in Brazil camera: Luppa chaos in Congo origin: Belgavox, Act. Français Lenin bust in the Caucasus origin: Sovkino astronomer camera: strong shoe fashions origin: Pathé journal fashions camera: Oakley Paris fashion origin: Pathé journal oly.

Gymnastics women and men origin: iNcom basket-ball hockey origin: iNcom football marathon race origin: iNcom riding, price of the Nations origin: iNcom party origin: iNcom end brand 3.1 m

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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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