This film about Albert Schweitzer’s life and mission is a rare documentary with opportunities to see Schweitzer in his home town of Gunsbach, Alsace, rare footage of the master playing Bach on the organ at the village of his youth.  The film won an Academy Award in 1957 for Best Documentary:


Schweitzer’s life and writings have been a major compass direction for my own life and work. His autobiography, Out of My Life and Thought, is a book I reread every few years. Schweitzer lived out his convictions and all the while searched for the ethical basis for living.