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Identifier:

  • 94793 (Source: National Archives)

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Ray L. Garner

Virginia Garner

Country of Production:

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Languages:

English

Length:

2 reels (721 ft)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

National Archives list of titled amateur films

Description:

"Documentary: Depicts lives of children in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroon." National Archives.

Resources:

"Practical Films," Movie Makers, March 1940, 118.

This film is one of ten produced by the Garners as part of the Africa Motion Picture Project of 1938, which was funded by church denominations and the Harmon Foundation (Movie Makers, Nov. 1939, 559).

Virginia Garner, Images Out of Africa: The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project, University Press of America, 2011.

This film is a part of the Harmon Foundation Collection held by National Archives.

Locations:

  • Belgian Congo (Filming)
  • Cameroon (Filming)

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Repository:

Harmon Foundation Collection, National Archives

Viewing Notes:

"Reel 1: Shows children at home helping their parents, cooking, weaving and hunting. Reel 2: At school they learn how to control the deadly tsetse fly; they play games, swim and canoe," via National Archives.