Africa and Schweitzer (1961) is a little known documentaryabout the famous doctor and missionary to Africa, made whilehe was still alive. Pioneer Christian filmmaker (and founderof Cathedral Films) Rev. James K. Friedrich brought inLowell Thomas, the voice of Fox Movietone News, to narratethe films. The doc was magnificently photographed in theBelgian Congo by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's famedAcademy Award winning cinematographer. There have been manyfamous Christian missionaries throughout history andmissionary films were born out of passion to tell theirstories. Jesus instructed the apostles to make disciples ofall nations (Matthew 28:1920, Mark 16:1518). These versesare referred to by Christian missionaries as the GreatCommission and has inspired great missionary work. GOSPELFILMS DIRECT is restoring and releasing a growing archive of20th century historical missionary films.