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Africa and Schweitzer: The Missions Collection

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Africa and Schweitzer: The Missions Collection

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Many prestigious but little-known documentaries were made by long defunct Christian film studios that hired Hollywood’s top talent for production. One such doc long considered lost is the superb Africa and Schweitzer, produced in 1961 by pioneer Christian filmmaker and founder of Cathedral Films — Rev. James K. Friedrich.

This 27-minute doc was made four years before Schweitzer’s death and tells of his half-century of African missionary work after abandoning his European career in 1913. The camera captures Schweitzer at work in the hospital, tending his many animals, writing alongside his cat, playing his beloved organ and attending a European meeting. To narrate, Friedrich brought in Lowell Thomas, the voice of Fox Movietone News, and the doc was exquisitely photographed in the Belgian Congo by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman’s famed academy award winning cinematographer.

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Africa and Schweitzer: The Missions Collection

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  • Lowell Thomas – Narrator

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