"'Japan and Its People,' Dr. Roy Gerstenkorn's educational class winner, was a pictured visit to the homes and temples of Japan. Ignoring the cities in his search for the story of the Japan that is not known to the average visitor the doctor penetrated the towns and smaller communities. His picture was awarded a high rating on its photography as well as on his treatment of the subject. After the showing of this picture before the Los Angeles Motion Picture Forum last summer the local school authorities requested and received permission from the doctor to make a duplicate of it for school purposes." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 27-28.
Shot using an Eastman camera, and Agfa Pan and Superpan film (American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 27).
The film won the prize for Best Photography in a Los Angeles Cinema Club contest in 1937 (American Cinematographer, Jan. 1938, 35).
Accompanying musical compositions selected for a public screening of the film are listed in "Here's Complete Musical Scores for International Prize Winners" (American Cinematographer, Feb. 1938, 79-81).
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