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The Cross in Japan - Missions Series


Date:1957
Length: 32m
Lloyd E. Young, (producer) ; Department of World Mission, Evangelical United Brethren, (producer) ; Douglas Cox, (Director) ; Betty Erickson, (Screenwriter) ; Dale Munier (editor), (cast) ; Art Gilmore (narrator), (cast) ; Howarrd Culver (narrator), (cast)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. Using his scrapbook of pictures, a missionary describes the work of the denomination in Japan. In churches, schools, and hospitals, the missionaries work with the Japanese to proclaim the total Christian message. Although specific EUB projects are visualized, the work illustrated is largely free from denominational labelling. There is a good overall view of the culture and religions of Japan; and the emphasis on working with, rather than for, the indigenous people is to be commended. Photography is excellent, the script is good. For instruction, promotion, and motivation of junior highs through adults, it is highly recommended for the producing denomination, recommended for other denominations.
Topics: Asia; Japan; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-005

Congo Journey - Missions Series


Date:1958
Length: 28m
Lloyd Young, (producer) ; Douglas Cox, (Director) ; H. Kenn Carmichael, (Screenwriter) ; Verne Smith (Narrator), (cast) ; Jules Padilla (Editorial), (cast)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. A personal guide takes viewers on a tour of Methodist mission activity in the Belgian Congo. Beginning in rural areas with glimpses of daily life, customs, and religious rites, the film moves on to cities and their contemporary scenes of people and places. When focusing on Christianity's impact upon the country, the film documents the increasing role played by indigenous clergy and lay leadership, and especially its role in helping rural Congolese adjust to city life as they move in search of the benefits of industrialization. Challenging without being particularly moving, the material could be useful with others than Methodists. As is almost expected in a half-hour film, only some of the pertinent problems and accomplishments are covered but those that are receive generally adequate attention. Some may feel the approach is too general; others will welcome the absence of statistics and an attempt at probing beneath them. As implied above, the various Methodist identifications are not excessive or distracting; in truth, the note of urgency sounded on behalf of this entire continent is most valid for all Christians. The film is recommended for instruction and promotion with juniors through adults.
Topics: Africa; Congo; Education, secondary; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-003