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Mission in Bolivia - Missions Series


Date:1959
Length: 27m
William F. Fore, (producer) ; Nicholas Reed, (Screenwriter) ; Sylvia Cummins Betts (editor), (cast)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. Opening with a brief historical and geographical study of the country, the film moves into an account of the church at work there. While Methodist labels are present here and there, primary stress is laid upon the training of indigenous leadership. This latter point, as well as the generally excellent portrait of the country, render the production useable with more than Methodist audiences. The various sequences are long enongh to develop ideas at hand, but not so long as to become monotonous. The color print is highly recommended for instruction, promotion, and motivation among junior highs through adults in the sponsoring body, and recommended for instruction among the same ages in other communions.
Topics: Bolivia; Missions; Moving image; South America
ID: MS-011

Under the Southern Cross - Missions Series


Date:1960
Length: 29m
Missions Visualized, Inc., (producer) ; Terry Howard, (Screenwriter) ; Robert Smith (photography), (cast) ; Jules Padilla (editor), (cast) ; David C. Johnson (editor), (cast) ; Sidney McCollum (sound), (cast) ; Howard Culver (narrator), (cast)
Description taken from Audio-Visual Research Guide (published nine editions, 1949-1972) of the National Council of Churches. This picture documents EUB missionary enterprises in South America. It shows how Christian missionaries are striving to carry the good news of Christ to the South American natives. It portrays the vast changes which are taking place under industrialization with the missionaries trying to bridge the gap between the primitive and ultra-modern living. This is all told in travelogue fashion. Story line is warm and believable, with human notes sounded throughout. Authentic sounds lend to realism in this professionally produced film. Photography is sensitive, color realistically beautiful. The film's basic strength lies in the complete and varied overview presented of the Brazilian mission field, in particular. The film is highly recommended with EUB junior highs through adults for instruction, discussion and promotion; generally recommended for similar ages and uses.
Topics: Missions; Moving image; South America
ID: MS-014