"Song After Sorrow" (1938) was a dramatized documentary of the Presbyterian
Church in the U.S. Congo Mission work among lepers at Bibanga. Virginia and
Ray Garner, of the Africa Motion Picture Project, arrived at Bibanga in late
1938 just as Eugene Kellersberger was preparing to relocate the mission's
leprosarium. A portion of the film depicts, as Virginia wrote in her diary of
August 23, 1938, "homeless lepers en route [...] The ones without feet rode
in carts, the women carried baskets on their heads, and the crippled hobbled
along with sticks. It really was quite a scene and should be very effective."
[Cf. Glenn Reynolds, "Images out of Africa : the Virginia Garner diaries of
the Africa Motion Picture Project," 2011.] This is a 1990s transfer to VHS,
likely provided to PHS-Montreat by the Medical Benevolence Foundation.
1938 Africa Motion Picture Project, Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Congo Mission.
Kellersberger, E. R. (Eugene Roland), 1888-1966.
Leprosy--Patients--Congo (Democratic Republic)--20th century., Missions--Congo (Democratic Republic), Missions to leprosy patients--20th century.
Congo (Democratic Republic)--Missions.