STK-ID 22678

MCS of Ong Dao Dua also known as the Coconut Monk, founder of the Coconut Religion, walking through his religious sanctuary which is a floating pagoda (an artificial island) located in the middle of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. CS of the Coconut Monk's face. Various shots of the Coconut Monk walking on a miniature map of Vietnam, past various miniature buildings and other structures. Various shots of workers smoothing tree trunks, erecting poles manually with the help of ropes. MCSs of American journalist Dick Hugues, a former actor from Boston, working and talking to a colleague in a newsroom in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Various shots of people walking through a banana plantation. MCSs of different kinds of colourful flowers in an outdoor market in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). Various exterior shots of an elderly man painting oriental characters on a poster. MCS and CS of a younger man painting characters, drying paint with an electric fan. CS of a poster hanging to dry.


Excerpt from
Sad Song of Yellow Skin
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080