The Blood of Jesus
From the CUL Digital Collection: "This movie is about the accidental shooting of a woman and of the faith in Jesus that brings her back. As she lies dying, her soul goes on a symbolic journey in which it rejects Hell for Zion, Satan for God, at the foot of the cross. When she awakens recovered, the choir of sisters and brothers from the church come in to sing and celebrate the miracle. The movie offers a glimpse into Southern Baptist life from an African-American perspective. It was written and directed by pioneering independent filmmaker Spencer Williams, and made specifically for African-American audiences in segregated movie theaters. The Blood of Jesus remains one of the most highly regarded films of Williams' career, and it was placed in the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1991 . . ."
Tyler, Texas Black Film Collection
G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Southern Methodist University
Amegro Films, "The Blood of Jesus" (1941). Films. 13.
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