|Title ID||9232||Collection ID||1123|
|Title||Darkness in the Sun|
|Theme||Rural Life Working Life|
|Keywords||Charities Ethnic Groups Farming Health Services Labour Men|
|Format||16mm Colour Sound|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This colour dramatised documentary-style film highlights how communities in Nigeria view blindness and the burden the condition has on rural families. The film also explores the work undertaken by British born Ronald Babonau and his wife, via a training centre for local blind men, teaching rural crafts and agricultural techniques enabling the men to gain employment.
Mr Ronald A. Babonau was the secretary for the South Western Branch of the National Institute for the Blind, UK in the 1950s. Source: Cornishman, 1950. County Organiser for Blind Retires. Cornishman. Thursday 7th September, pg4.