Valley of hope

Malaysia, 1955

Film
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A leprosy colony in a Malay valley is developing a community based around not only coming to terms with the disease, but also with integrating lepers back into society through education and work training skills. The film also examines the use of new drugs to combat the destructive physical effects of leprosy.

Credits

director

A Peter Amavasi

production company

Malayan Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:14:48:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37578

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Malaya

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Malaysia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Superstition

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Alienation (Social psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Communicable diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Diseases - Prevention

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Drugs - Research

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Lepers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Leprosy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tropical medicine

Places → Malaya

Short films

Short films → Short films - Malaysia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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