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The films included in this database are winners of amateur movie contests or works that have been identified as significant by archives and historians.



Song After Sorrow

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Documentary: Illustrates plight of leprosy victims before and after the opening of the Bibanga Leper Camp by missionaries." National Archives.


What a Missionary Does In Africa

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Documentary: Depicts experiences of a new missionary as he gains self-confidence in his work in the Belgian Congo where the people are suspicious and only slowly accept the mission." National Archives.


Light Shines in Bakubaland, The

Date produced: 1941

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Description:

"On an actual Protestant missionary who brought Christianity, education, and medical aid to an illiterate, pagan tribe in the Belgian Congo." National Archives.


How an African Tribe Is Ruled Under Colonial Government

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Contrasts life in Belgian Congo under Belgian colonial government to that of tribal rule." National Archives.


Day In an African Village, A

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Dramatized documentary: Depicts life in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons." National Archives.


Mission Achievements

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Description:

"On the Baptist Kimpese Mission Station, Republic of the Congo." National Archives.


Ngono and Her People

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Description:

"About a 9-year-old African girl, found by Protestant missionaries in the French Cameroons and reared in a mission school, who later marries a native teacher and returns to help her village." National Archives.


Children of Africa

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Description:

"Documentary: Depicts lives of children in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroon." National Archives.


Art In the Negro Schools

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"Educational film surveying the instruction of the fine and performing arts at leading African American institutions, including Calhoun, Dillard, Fisk, Hampton, and Howard. The film argues that exposure to theater, music, dance, and the fine arts produces well-rounded students and enriches their lives." National Film Preservation Foundation.


Calhoun School, The Way to a Better Future

Date produced: 1940

Filmmaker(s):

Kenneth F. Space

Description:

"Portrait of Calhoun School, founded in 1892, and its vocational work among rural African Americans of Lowndes County, Alabama. The film shows the living conditions of the poor and illustrates how the school makes a difference in health education, agriculture, and road construction." The Field Guide to Sponsored Films.


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