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Congo Journey - Missions Series

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

How Much Authority Should Schools Have Over our Teenagers? - Night Call
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Length: 53:33 minutes
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Mrs. James F. Bell, (Guest)
The guest was Mrs. James F. Bell of Cleveland Heights OH. She was a housewife and mother who challenged the school board after her son was suspended by the school board because he grew a goatee.
Topics: Education, secondary; Juvenile development; Radio program
ID: DA-1073

Improving Schools in Neighborhoods for All Children - Night Call
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Length: 48:22
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Louise D. Hicks, (Guest)
The guest is Louise Day Hicks, chair of the Boston School Board. The program is missing the first 10 minutes. It appears someone failed to start recording the original tape until 10 minutes into the program.
Topics: Education, secondary; Radio program
ID: DA-1510

How I Look at the World - Night Call
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Length: 58:40
Russ Gibb, (Host) ; Barry Bresanz, (Guest)
The guest, Barry Bresanz, was a 17-year-old 12th grader in Detroit, Michigan. He had won a writing award, travelled in 30 countries, and was expelled from high school for wearing a black arm band mourning the dead in Vietnam.
Topics: Education, secondary; Freedom of speech; Radio program; Vietnam
ID: DA-1516