Religious Rites Honoring Holy Martyrs

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355028_1_1
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India
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Timecode:
1957  (Actual Year)
B/W
00:36:24 - 00:36:54
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Original Film:
1637
030-067-04
In India, Moslems observe the day of Muharrum, commemorating martyrs of early holy wars. Ritual ends on note of fanaticism and flagellation. Thousands of Moslems gather and a parade of Elephants make their way through the crowd. MS Carrying of model temples and shrines through the streets. CUS - Young men with tree branches with leaves and an orgy of fulgurations where their backs become bloody.