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Missionaries to Make Palestine Film

April 1, 1929
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A moving picture of Palestine is to be taken by T. H. Baxter, who produced the films “India Today” and Africa Today.” Mr. Baxter left London for Palestine to superintend the film, which is being made under the auspices of the Missionary Film Committee. He was accompanied by Henry Howse, who was operator in the Shackleton Arctic Expedition, who will act as cinematographer.

“Our aim will not be just to get a travel picture,” Mr. Baxter said to the “Daily Telegraph.” “We shall, of course, show the Palestine of today, but when people visit that land, what they are really interested in is the Palestine of the Bible. Our purpose will be to make the Bible real through the existent Palestine. This is still possible, though every year it is becoming less so through the spread of modernity in this petrol age. Even the women who go to the well, as they have done for 3,000 years, now favor the empty petrol tin in preference to the pitcher, though I understand it is being found that the older utensil has certain advantages which are leading to its being again adopted by many.”

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