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The Spirit of Albert Schweitzer

Prod. John H. Scudder. Albert Schweitzer Center, 1998. Videocassette.

The Spirit of Albert Schweitzer focuses in on Schweitzer’s dedication to his work in Lambaréné, with insights given by his granddaughter Christiane Engel. It is also an exploration of his influence on the next generation and how his work continues to inspire others to this day.


Young Indy Documentaries: Albert Schweitzer, Reverence for Life

Prod. Rick McCallum and George Lucas. Paramount/Lucasfilm, 2007. DVD.

A biographical examination of Albert Schweitzer and his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, which he developed while living and working in Lambaréné, Gabon. Interviewees include Schweitzer’s daughter, Rhena, who worked at the clinic as an adult.


Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa

Dir. Martin Doblmeier. Prod. Jeffery C. Webber and Adele Schmidt. Janson Media and Lightworks Producing Group, 2006. DVD.

A vivid docu-drama that brings to life the story of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Albert Schweitzer and his humanitarian effort to heal the sick and injured in Africa.


Albert Schweitzer: My Life is My Argument

Dir. Liam O'Brien. Prod. David T. Ives. The Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University, 2005. DVD.

An inspiring exploration of the life story of Albert Schweitzer and his decision to set aside a prestigious career as a philosopher and musician in order to serve the native peoples in Gabon, Africa.

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