The Human Studies Film Archives in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, hold a silent black and white film created by Carolyn Loring Anders, a nurse, in 1928, which shows footage shot in the Yoruba town of Ogbomosho, Nigeria including hospital patients with leprosy.
A silent black and white film made by Captain Roger Hilsman in 1929 documents leprosy victims in the Culion Leper Colony, Culion, Philippines. During the time that Captain Hilsman was Commandant of Cadets at the Ateneo de Manila (1928-1930), he was commissioned by the Philippine government to make this documentary about how people with leprosy come in from hiding in the jungle to seek treatment. Authorities toured this film around the islands in an effort to encourage victims of leprosy to seek treatment.
The archives also contain a sound colour film by Marshall Kung Expedition VIII, 1978, shot during an expedition to the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia, which shows discussions concerning a medical clinic.
Entry made 22 October 2002
|Name||Ms Daisy Njoku|
|Organization||Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution|
|Address||Human Studies Film Archives, National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Museum Support Center, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, USA.|