Detail

Title ID 9232Collection ID1123
TitleDarkness in the Sun
Date1961
CollectionSightsavers
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyInstitutionalNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
ThemeRural Life Working Life
KeywordsCharities Ethnic Groups Farming Health Services Labour Men
Location
LocalIkeja
NationalNigeria Africa
Credits
ProductionRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
DirectorJohn Williamson
ProducerJohn Williamson - Niger Films
Commissioning bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
Funding bodyRoyal Commonwealth Society for the Blind
NarratorFrank Phillips; Grance Ingham; Robert Okara; Ronald Babonau
MusicUnknown
Format16mm Colour Sound
Duration00:24:55:14
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

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.

Stills

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Contextual information

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.

Related resources

Website

Darkness in The Sun (1961)

Further information can be seen on the BFI Explore Film & TV page with cast and credits
http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b70881b5a