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‘Called to Africa’ film to be shown in Sanbornton

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library will be showing the film "Schweitzer: Called to Africa" as the tenth movie as part of the Film Series. The film will be shown on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8: p.m. and will be held on the second floor of the library.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer is remembered around the world as one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, a man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in healing the sick and injured in Africa. This towering figure - jungle doctor, pastor, philosopher, and celebrated musician - was revered by royalty and the famous of his day. Yet the price of his fame was paid for in part by his wife and daughter, left behind in Europe while he pursued his African dream.

"Called to Africa" tells his remarkable story through the eyes of his wife, Helene, a nurse who shared her husband's dream of carving a hospital out of the rugged African jungle. The movie is filmed on location in Strasbourg, France, where the young Schweitzer gave organ recitals and preached, and in Gabon, West Africa, where the hospital he founded continues to treat people today.

A discussion is to follow the film, which will run for approximately 52 minutes. For further information call the library at 286-8288 or visit the church's web site at uccsanbornton.org

 
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