|Frame grab from "Japan: Promotional and Theatrical |
Footage, ca. 1927", our mystery roll of film.
But this still leaves the mystery which will always nag me — how did it come to pass that these bits and pieces of film were assembled — where did they come from? But that is my obsession. What is intellectually intriguing now is how missionaries used film to promote their work and, more specifically, Richards' work in promoting interracial harmony—a timely topic for our time.