Title ID 5776Collection ID799
TitleDalai Lama visit to Pestalozzi
KeywordsCharities Children Dance Religious Activities Youth Youth Organizations National Dress
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionPestalozzi International Village Trust
ParticipantsHis Holilness The Dalai Lama; Pestalozzi International Village children
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Duration14min. 22sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of films featuring life at the Pestalozzi Village at Sedlescombe. His Holiness The Dalai Lama arrives at the village and is greeted by a large reception. He watches on as children perform various national dances. The film concludes with an Arab dance. The film is intersected by scenes from a foreign documentary (?).


The film opens with Tibetan girls in national costume performing devotions in front of a shrine. An official car arrives at the village and a welcome party is gathered to greet His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He is presented with flowers and talks to the assembled crowd. People take photos before he enters the building. This section is mute.

People are gathered inside the building to watch as the children perform national dances in costume. His Holiness The Dalai Lama is in the audience watching the performance. This section is silent.

Brief shot of a laboratory and scientific equipment. A small aeroplane takes off from a field; a combine harvester in a field. Accompanied by a Scandinavian commentary.

Black and white shots of an Arab dance being performed by professional dancers in costume. Music plays as they perform.