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Title Images out of Africa : the Virginia Garner diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project / edited with an introduction by Glenn Reynolds ; foreword by J.M. Burns ; photos by Virginia and Ray Garner
Published Lanham : University Press of America, [2011]
©2011
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Summary Missionaries played a fundamental role in introducing cinema into the developing world in the early twentieth century. These representatives of the Christian community diligently produced films about far-flung cultures to bolster fundraising for mission efforts around the globe. By the interwar period, a few husband-and-wife teams in Africa were making an array of films about vanishing cultures and the struggle to bring Christianity to indigenous populations. Images Out of Africa brings to light theremarkable expedition of one such team of filmmakers. In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner, working for the Africa Motion Picture Project, ambitiously began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons, introducing film into villages for the firsttime. This book features Virginia Garner's recently rediscovered diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers
Subject Garner, Ray, 1913-1989.
Garner, Virginia, 1915-2007 -- Diaries.
1938 Africa Motion Picture Project.
Christian films -- History.
Missionaries -- Africa -- History.
Africa -- In motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
Author Garner, Ray, 1913-1989.
Garner, Virginia, 1915-2007.
Reynolds, Glenn.
LC no. 2010935142
ISBN 0761853820 (electronic bk.)
1283066564
9780761853824 (electronic bk.)
9781283066563