|Yangzhou 1948 [16mm film + digital video file]|
Shows river and street scenes, with various shops and activities; school yard activities, including
basketball; Louis Dowd, S.J. and boy scout activities; outdoor Mass; martial arts demonstration;
catechism class; writing and sewing class. Jesuits pictured include Eugene Fahy, Louis Dowd, William
Ryan, and William Klement. Includes footage of some of the films listed above.
"Yangzhou 1948" is the "lost" complete film that I'd only read about in letters stored at Santa Clara University; some of the raw footage has been scanned by the Jesuit archives there, but it is all out of order and does not match the screenplay proposed by Fr. William Klement, a priest attached to the Yangzhou mission who detailed the film, shot-for-shot, in a 5-page letter written in 1948. As such, the copy at the Ricci Institute is the closest version to a complete documentary of the Yangzhou mission during its postwar operation...."-- Prof. Joseph W. Ho., Ph.D.
2nd note--".....came across a complete rough-cut copy of "Yangzhou 1948," the 16mm color documentary film that Fr. Klement and Fr. Hubbard worked on, which is described in Klement's highly detailed letter of December 22, 1949 that I examined in February 2014. According to a typed note attached to the original film storage canister, the film was given by Hubbard to another priest affiliated with USF - possibly Fr. Francis Rouleau, SJ, or Fr. John Houle, SJ - in March 1958. The film was last viewed in the early 1970s, and reportedly has not been examined or catalogued since..." --ibid.
Dig. file (m4v, mp4, etc.) in Video folder.