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Korean Caravan - Missions Series


Date:1957
Length: 25m
Alan Shilin Films - Dynamic Films, (producer)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. Methodist work prior to the military take-over is pictured here. Missionaries based in Seoul organize a field trip for medical and evangelistic services to an outlying village.
Topics: Asia; Korea; Medical missions; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-009

Christ Comes to Nigeria - Missions Series


Date:1959
Length: 28m
Alexander B. Ferguson, (producer) ; Ray Garner, (Director) ; Jarvis Couillard, (Screenwriter)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches Through the eyes of a missionary doctor, we see the work of the church in upper Nigeria. A native teacher and a native preacher help him to carry on the work of the mission, as together they try to answer the need for more medical and other help. Recommended for instruction and discussion with senior highs through adults, the film presents a clear picture of the needs of a typical mission station in Africa and the ways in which one small group of Christian workers are answering them. The technical qualities are good. These is very little denominational emphasis, so the film would be useful to all churches for missionary education.
Topics: Africa; Medical missions; Missions; Moving image; Nigeria; Video
ID: MS-002

Touching Untouchables (Reel I) - Missions Series


Date:Undated
Length: 23m

Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. Life of the outcastes in an Indian village is depicted through the daily activities and work of a family: drawing water, binding turban, spinning, weaving, cooking, plowing. Missionaries arrive with their message that all people are equal in the sight of God. At a mass meeting the first converts are baptized (by sprinkling). Later a decision is made to build a church. A mission school and its activities are shown. Good photography and commentary. Recommended for use with mission studies on India. Though a dated film, it is still usable. However, It should be explained that untouchability haS now been abolished officially by law. Generally nondenominational in content, other denominations will find use for this film, especially in tbe silent version.
Topics: Asia; India; Medical missions; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-013

Healing of M'Vondo (Reel II) - Missions Series


Date:Undated
Length: 12m

Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. M'Vondo, a boy in the Congo, discovers one day that he has leprosy. He is shunned by all his friends and feels very lonesome and miserable. His father takes him to the mission leper settlement in Elat, where he is received very cordially by the other lepers, especially by a kindly woman who mothers him. He goes to school and church, helps in the workshops. He receives treatment which results in his cure after three years. He is dismissed with a touching farewell service on the part of the remaining lepers, and joyfully returns home. A fine story simply and effectively presented. Well staged and acted by amateurs in Africa with authentic setting and background. Photography generally good, color sometimes uneven, shadows too dark. Titles on scenery background. Pace and action is slow, but just right for audiences not used to the Hollywood pace of motion pictures. Recommended for missionary education, instruction and promotion of missions. Of special interest in showing what medical missions are doing, and for general evangelistic purposes.
Topics: Africa; Congo; Medical missions; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-008

Healing of M'Vondo (Reel I) - Missions Series


Date:Undated
Length: 11m

Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. M'Vondo, a boy in the Congo, discovers one day that he has leprosy. He is shunned by all his friends and feels very lonesome and miserable. His father takes him to the mission leper settlement in Elat, where he is received very cordially by the other lepers, especially by a kindly woman who mothers him. He goes to school and church, helps in the workshops. He receives treatment which results in his cure after three years. He is dismissed with a touching farewell service on the part of the remaining lepers, and joyfully returns home. A fine story simply and effectively presented. Well staged and acted by amateurs in Africa with authentic setting and background. Photography generally good, color sometimes uneven, shadows too dark. Titles on scenery background. Pace and action is slow, but just right for audiences not used to the Hollywood pace of motion pictures. Recommended for missionary education, instruction and promotion of missions. Of special interest in showing what medical missions are doing, and for general evangelistic purposes.
Topics: Africa; Congo; Medical missions; Missions; Moving image
ID: MS-007