ITALIAN CHAPEL

Shows Chiocchetti revisiting a barrier, the statue of St. George, and restoration work on the Italian chapel. (clip)

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Religion
  • War

Genres:

  • Television news

People/organisations:

  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ITALIAN CHAPEL

Reference number: 5171

Date: 1960

Production company: [ Templar Film Studios]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.30 mins

Description: BBC Newsreel recording the return of Domenico Chiocchetti to the Italian Chapel in Orkney, showing restoration work to the chapel. Includes footage of the statue of St. George slaying the dragon created by Chiocchetti, and also a "Churchill Barrier" built by Italian prisoners of war.

Shotlist: ls Italian Chapel from shoreline; c/u causeway [Barrier 1?] (0.52) ms man [Domenico Chiocchetti?] walks towards a statue of St George; c/u inscription "P. di G. Italiani li 7-8-1943" (1.23) exts. man walks into the chapel; ints. chapel; artist painting decorations on chapel wall ; artist charcoals gothic design on wall (1.50) Domenico Chiocchetti examines a book in the chapel; unid. man painting font (3.27)