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  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-36m.mp4
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    Lutheran Theological Seminary and Lutheran Publishing House, China Possibly photographed by Nicolai Kiær and/or Olav Aarflot, NMS missionaries to Hunan. Some scenes at related minutes and seconds: 0:41, 1:46: Erik Sovik, LTS president, Norwegian-American Lutheran Missionary. 0:47, 1:23: Einar Emanuel Smebye (1888-1941), serving in China 1915-1938. 4:57: Henrik Vika / 文佳 (1897-1982), serving in China 1925-1951. 5:50: Ingvald Daehlin (1873-1960), Norewgian-American Lutheran missionary. For a brief biography, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40167614/ingvald-daehlin (visited 2021-01-08) 7:38: Book cover: Hjalmar Holmquist, "Martin Luther" [subtitle: Minnesskrift til reformationsjubileet 1917], published by Sveriges kristliga studentrörelse, 1916. 9:26 "Hsin I Pao (The Lutheran Weekly)" 9:44: Lutheran Book Concern [Hankou, Hubei]
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-24m.mp4
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    Unedited film. The film shows urban development and large scale buildings for residential and other purposes, most likely related to the "new town project". Selected scenes at related minutes and seconds: 2:35: Eli Aarsheim (1912-1997), missionary for NMS in Hong Kong 1967-1976 10:19: Buildings at the foothills of high mountains, most likely in the New Territories of Hong Kong.
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-25m.mp4
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    Unedited film. Selected scenes at related minutes and seconds: 1:52: Street sign. "Wu Pak Street 街 北 湖 [i.e. Hubei street 湖北街]" 4:38: Information sign, with text in English and Chinese. The English text: "To Kowloon -- No entry without permit -- Up traffic permitted time -- Apply O.I.C. Traffic Office" 4:45: Billboard, "佈告 [bugao], Government notice" 4:55: Storefront with text in Chinese and English: "欽昌行 [Qin Chang Hang] -- Kerosene oil -- highly dangerous - no smoking [...]".
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-35m.mp4
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    Unedited film, most likely photographed by Olav Aarflot (1902-1971) and Nicolai Kiær (1888-1934), both NMS missionaries to Hunan. Olav Aarflot and his family returned to Norway in 1930. Biography about Nicolai Kiær: https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolai_Ki%C3%A6r, visited 2021-01-11. Selected scenes at related minutes and seconds: 2:56: Most likely Yiyang bridge across Zishui river in Hunan, seen towards northwest from Taohualun. 3:07: The national flag of Norway, at full mast, most likely at the celebration of the constitution day of Norway 17 May 1930. The location is at a mission station of the Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS) in Hunan, perhaps Taohualun, Yiyang or Changsha. 3:43: Andreas Aarflot, born in Hunan 1 July 1928. 4:49: Nicolai Kiær, waiwing his hand towards the photographer.
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-20m.mp4
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    Subtitles in Danish. Selected scenes at related minutes and seconds: 0:08: 3' Del [part three] 0:35: Wall painting, showing the five great rulers of the Qing dynasty. 1:54: Intertitle: "Børnene er Fremtiden! I Missionens Børnehjem i Antung tager man sig af de minste - " 2:55: Intertitle: "- og følger dem gennem Skoleaarene helt op til Gymnasiet." 5:35: Intertitle: "Ogsaa i Kina øves der Lægegerning fra Missionens tre Hospitaler Siyuen, Suihuafu og - Antung." 6:46: Intertitle: "Gennem alt Missionens Arbejde sigtes der paa at skabe en kristen Menighed." 7:33: Intertitle: "Som du nu har hørt og set, prøver vi efter bedste Evne at gaa ud i Alverden - følge Herrens Missionsbefaling og drage saa mange ind i Arbejdet som muligt." 8:04: A car of the Opel brand. 8:51: Possibly a Douglas DC 3 Dakota aircraft, a model produced from 1936-1942 and in 1950. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-3, visited 2021-01-12. 8:54: "Ansgar", a DC 3 aircraft, operated by Nordiskt Missionsflyg (NMF) - Scandinavia Missionary Flights, registered in Sweden. Released in Norway by Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS). Presentation in their catalogue: "Fra et kinesisk hjem med servering av te og middag. Barnehjem i Antung. Barn, pleiere og foreldre. Oppstilling og sanglek. Følger barn fra barneskole til gymnas. Lærere. Dans eller gymnastikk. Ungdommer som har gymnastikk i skoleuniform. Sykehus. Syketransport med hest og vogn. Sykebåre. Undersøkelse, sykestue og legevisitt. Kirke og kristen menighet. Avreise eller anskomst for misjonærer. Misjonsflyet. Ansgar tar av. Globus som viser Østen. Steder: Antung, Sivyen, Suihuafu."
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-04m.mp4
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    Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS) missionaries Nicolai Kiær (1888-1934) and Olav Aarflot (1902-1971) had a 16 mm film camera with which they experimented in the early 1930s. Olav Aarflot served in Hunan 1926-1930, and Nicolai Kiær 1912-1934. 3:05: Adolf Olav Rosenius Sandstad (1891-1965), serving in Hunan 1919-1932. 6:48: Possibly the Yangtze flood in 1931, in Nanjing or Shanghai? 11:14: Climbing the mountain towards Kuling, a recreational area for the missionaries. 12:43: Banner with inscription "Xin yi zhong xue", [Hunan Yiyang?] Lutheran middle school 13:53: Nicolai Kiær
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-19m.mp4
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    Possibly photographed by Nicolai Kiær and/or Olav Aarflot, NMS missionaries to Hunan. Some scenes at related minutes and seconds: 2:17: Lutheran Missions Building [Hankou, Hubei] 2:22: American Bible Society [Hankou, Hubei] 2:27: Sign on exterior wall: Lutheran Missions Home and Agency 1923 [Hankou, Hubei] 2:40: Adolf Olav Rosenius Sandstad (1891-1965), serving in Hunan 1919-1932. 4:47: Railway steam engine, serial number "[?]510" 6:07: Josef Laurentius Sten Bugge / 穆格新 (1885-1977), professor at Lutheran Theological Seminary, LTS, Shekow, 1928-1934. 6:14: Book: Schübeler, Ludwig og Ole B. Meyer: "Slaven som seiret". Utg. Lutherstiftelsen. Oslo. 1929. 6:49: Ingvald Daehlin (1873-1960), Norewgian-American Lutheran missionary. For a brief biography, see https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40167614/ingvald-daehlin (visited 2021-01-08)
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-18m.mp4
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    Traditional dancing; worship service in a rural Lutheran church; activities at a school, possibly in Kwa-Zulu, Natal, South Africa. Scenes from South East China. Related minutes and seconds: 8:29: Sign with "Watermark, 24th Hankow 9,5 F; 24th Kiukiang 11,0 F; 24th Anking 10,1 F"
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-05m.mp4
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    Some scenes in the film, at the related minute and seconds: 0:43: M/S Talleyrand, merchant ship of Wilh. Wilhelmsen shipping company, Tønsberg, Norway. See https://www.sjohistorie.no/en/skip/28791/ 1:28-1:53: Nicolai Kiær, showing map of south east China (Shanghai, etc.) 3:19: Nicolai Kiær 4:50: "USS Peary (DD-226) was a Clemson-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was commissioned in 1920 and sunk by Japanese aircraft at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, on 19 February 1942." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Peary_(DD-226), visited 2021-01-07.
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-38m.mp4
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    16 mm sound film, 1956 The faith of Yuan Tai Written by Herbert Moulton Cast Pastor Gerhardt: Willis B. Bouchey Ruth Gerhardt: Frances Mercer Yuan Tai: James Hong Feng Chou: Weaver Levy Major Huang: Leonard Strong Directed by William F. Claxton Norske tekster: Mikael Strandenæs A Presentation of Lutheran Television Productions Excecutive Secretary: Melvin F. Schlake Religious Director: Herman W. Gockel, D.D. Produced for Family Films by Sam Hersch Director of Photography: Walter Strenge, A.S.C. Editor: Robert Fritch, A.C.E. Music Editor: George Emick Assistant Director: Edward Shiells Set Decorator: Harry Reif Copyright MCMLVI [1956] by The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod All Rights Reserved A Concordia Films presentation Released in Norway by NMS lysbilde- og filmsentral, i.e. the Slide- and Film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Presentation in Norwegian by NMS: Trofaste Yuan Tai Vi får noen små glimt fra misjonærenes liv før "bambusteppet" går ned. Misjonærene må være vitne til at alt det de har strevet for blir feid vekk med hård hånd. Men arbeidet har ikke vært forgjeves. Det viser Yuan Tai som setter livet inn for sin tro. Filmen minner oss om noe vi aldri må glemme; de kristne bak bambusteppet, og alle hedninger i Østen og overalt ellers i verden! Also available at: Shoemaker Motion Picture Company Films (SMP), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556 Scope and Content Films from the early 1930s through the late 1970s, primarily by Cathedral Films, Family Films, Concordia Films, and Loyola Films, regarding all religious topics, both Catholic and non-Catholic; and a few films regarding communism, the Soviet Union, and other subjects relating to current events. University of Notre Dame archives ID: ASMP [American Society of Media Photographers] 41586 - F1 - #566Q: Concordia Films - The Faith of Yuan Tai - ca. 1960s
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-31m.mp4
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    Tat-Sou - fils du ciel Montage et Texte de Pascal Dercourt Ce film, réalisé avec des documents pris sur le vif, nous montre la misérable condition humaine des Coolies Chinois Released in Norway by NMS lysbilde- og filmsentral, i.e. the Slide- and Film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Title in Norwegian by NMS: Liang Fo Senn - en himmelens sønn
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-34m.mp4
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    Ur Svensk Filmindustris skolfilmarkiv Intertitles in Swedish. Possibly produced by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (UFA) on behalf of the Educational Film Archive of Swedish Film Industry. Released in Norway by NMS lysbilde- og filmsentral, i.e. the Slide- and Film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Presentation in Norwegian by NMS: "Forteller om Yang-tse-floden. 5200 km lang. Byliv og bebyggelse med hus på peler pga. skiftende vannstand. Fine templer med drakebilled og figurer. Livlig sjøfart med gamle seilskuter og dampbåter. Hjulbåter som blir drevet frem med stort mannskap. Relativt store båter hvor fermdriften er mange roere, eller båter som blir dratt frem langs stranden. Husbåter hvor det er meget trangt om plassen. Et flott festopplegg på selve floden." About the river Chang Jiang (長江): https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Jiang
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-32m.mp4
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    Title in Norwegian: "Gløtt fra kinesisk folkeliv" Possibly the same film as "People of Western China" (1940). See British Film Institute collection, https://www2.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6c2f2e48 Available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zNXXgc47a-A This version has the intertitle showing the origin of the film: "People of Western China An instructional sound film Produced by Erpi Classroom Films Inc. In collaboration with O. J. Caldwell Formerly of University of Nanking Copyright MCMXL [1940] by Erpi Classroom Films Inc." Intertitle at the end: "Encyclopædia Britannica Films Inc. Bring the world to the classroom" Source of the YouTube version: https://china-underground.com/2016/03/17/people-western-china-1940/. This source says that the film is a documentary about Chengdu village in Sichuan province. Released in Norway by NMS Filmsentral, the film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Description in Norwegian in their catalogue: "Geografisk kart over området. Pløying og jordbruk. Mølle med vann som drivkraft. Marked med alle sorter grønnsaker. Bambus og tømmer. Produksjon av ulike bruksgjenstander, håndlagede. Elv og hengebro og bærestol. Dreieskive for leire. Blåse porselen. Spinneri og veving med ferdige stoffer. Bomullplantasje. Kraftstasjon. Familie ved spisebordet. Undervisning. Buss og vei. Læge, undersøkelse, legeurter og røntgen. Fly. Gårdbruker og landskap." The first hydroelectric power plan in China was built in Yunnan province in 1912. Aircraft from China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), which operated between 1929-ca. 1950. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_National_Aviation_Corporation, visited 2021-01-05. Model DC-2 was produced 1934-1939. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_DC-2
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-30m.mp4
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    Three mothers and four fathers [Title in Norwegian:] Li Po finner hjem Written by Don Hall, photographed by Fred Roberts, edited by Cordell Fray, sound recording by George Wickham, Jr., narrated by Bob Hammond. Norske tekster [subtitles in Norwegian]: Mikael Strandenæs. With special thanks to the Missionaries, Chinese Christians and the boys and girls of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong. Produced and directed by Jan Sadlo. The picture you are about to see and hear is a true story, photographed in Hong Kong, where it all happened. Distributed by Film Services, Box 301-M, Pasadena, Calif." Released in Norway by NMS Filmsentral, the film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Description in Norwegian in their catalogue: "LI PO's foreldre ble drept da de flyktet til Hong Kong. Han bor hos sine pleieforeldre mot å stjele for dem. En dag blir han knepet på fersk gjerning. En misjonær kommer forbi og hjelper LI PO ut av knipen. Men misjonæren mister LI PO av syne. Til slutt finner han ham igjen og tar ham med seg til misjonens barnehjem. Hong Kong er ikke det letteste stedet å bo - aller minst for dem som står alene i livet." Gospel Films Archive also has the film: https://www.facebook.com/gospelfilmsarchive/posts/three-mothers-and-four-fathers-1960-19m-film-services-click-gospelfilmsarchiveco/2623360997878700/ This archive dates the film to 1960.
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-28m.mp4
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    "China - reconstruction Into all the world - CMS [Church Missionary Society] Compiled from material provided by Hong Kong Diocesan Association and the Church Missionary Society. Diagrams by Diagram Films Ltd. Produced by the Church Missionary Society." The British Film Institute dates the film to 1946. See http://www.bfi-staging.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7004a37d Released in Norway by NMS Filmsentral, the film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Description in Norwegian in their catalogue: "Begynner med krig og ødeleggelser. Flyktninger med jernbane til sikkerhet. Matutdeling. Babyer i kurver. Opplysning om at 40 % av barn under tre år dør. Spesial ambulanse til sykehus. Japansk invasjon. Barn i skole, lek og vask, arbeid og andre ferdigheter. Kinas nye tid. Skole og undervisning, utvikling og misjon. Forteller om misjon fra England til Kina."
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-29m.mp4
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    Intertitles in Swedish. Possibly produced by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (UFA) on behalf of the Educational Film Archive of Swedish Film Industry. Released in Norway by NMS lysbilde- og filmsentral, i.e. the Slide- and Film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Presentation in Norwegian by NMS: "Hakke opp jorden i rismarken. Trå et hjul for vanningsanlegg. Plantene vannes enkeltvis med skåler. Gamle redskaper til bruk i kornhøst. Tresking. Landsbyhus og vask i elven. Forberedelse til måltid ute. Hjem fra marken. Rismåltid. Valmuer gor utvinning av opium. Den kinesiske mur og soldater langs muren. Soldater på marsj. Skyting. Kavaleri."
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-22m.mp4
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    Narrative in English. The work in China by Wesleyan Mission and London Missionary Society are in focus. The film includes the story of the first missionary sent by the Methodist Church in Britain to China, George Piercy (1829-1913) from Pickering, Yorkshire, England. A brief biography is available at https://www.beckislemuseum.org.uk/the-father-of-the-chinese-methodist-church/, visited 2021-01-04 John Glasgow Kerr (1824-1901), an American medical missionary and philanthropist, is also mentioned. A biography is available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glasgow_Kerr (visited 2021-01-04).
  • VID-MDA-20201119-1-27m.mp4
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    Released in Norway by NMS Filmsentral, the film division of the Norwegian Missionary Society, Stavanger. Intertitles in Norwegian. Description in Norwegian in their catalogue: "Kinas religiøse liv med forskjellige religioner og tilbedelsesformer. Krigsgudens tempel og folk samles. Misjonæren midt i folkestimmelen. Oppstilling av lys for tilbedelse av kjøkkengud på husalteret. Dørgudene på porten, og alter for skytsguden. Også syke tilber. Muhammedansk gudstjeneste. Vask av ansikt, hender og føtter. Prest leser fra Koranen. Lamaismen. Innøvelse av ritual. Religiøs dans. Munk som ber rituell bønn. Bønneformer som Bønneflagg og Bønnetrommel. Buddha og buddhisme. Til slutt et norsk bønnevers."