Film: 5744

Personalities | 1950 | Sound | B/W


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In the opening part of the film, Dr. Schweitzer's early life is portrayed by his own grandson, Philip Eckhart 1950's

Schweitzer is shown in a rare visit to Gunsbach, greeting old friends, enjoying a family reunion, playing a Bach prelude on the church organ.

The second half of "Albert Schweitzer" records a typical day at Lambarene as Dr. Schweitzer makes his hospital rounds, welcomes a group of native families who have come to live at the settlement while their sick relative is being treated, visits the leper village where he supervises and helps with the construction of new huts (roofed with tin provided by his Nobel Prize money). The camera shows Dr. Schweitzer with his animal friends - pelicans, antelope, and a 20-tear old cat; he is seen at his zinc-lined piano and at the desk where after over four decades he continues each night to work on his philosophical writings.

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