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Der fliegende Pater ist wieder da   [Original Title]

Country of Origin: Federal Republic of Germany
Year of origin: 1949
Genre: Reportage film
Locations of shooting: n/a

Producer: Paul Schulte

Keywords: Afrika, Dom, Eskimo, Fahrzeuge, Hudson Bay, Kanada, Köln, Krieg, Luftschiff Hindenburg, New York (Stadt), Religion (Aberglaube; Naturreligion; Stammesreligion; Mythologie; Sekten), Salomon-Inseln, Südsee, Trier, Wasserfall, Wiederaufbau, Zeppelin, Zeppelin
filmreel I:
A machine of the Pan America Airways lands - Coming from New York - on a German airfield. The disembarking passengers include Father Schulte, known as the 'Flying Father' . Among the recordings of his reception by Catholic priests the comment reports about his mission work. The Father welcomes a number of children. Father Schulte speaks to all. "My friends, the 'Flying Father' is back. ...... We need 2000 Transportation, motorcycles and small cars for our brave priests in the Diaspora. I have no fear of this task"
filmreel II:
Then Father Schulte reports how he became the 'Flying Father' :
His friend, Father Gotthard Fuhrmann, acts in the country Owambo in South Africa as a missionary surrounded by natives. He writes to Father Schulte of the animal paradise and the bush people: the photographs of animals and bush people with their children. They celebrate a feast, eat a roasted oxen. Friends of Father Fuhrmann say goodbye to him. With the sub-chief, he is exchanging gifts, the topchief is a enemy of the missionaries, the magician is asked, whether he is an enemy of the missionary, he swears his hostility to the death. the assistant gets malaria and blackwater fever, he died. Father Fuhrmann digging his grave. He writes a letter to Father Schulte, "our way to fail here in the rough Africa, if we are not equipped with modern transport means ... so many deaths has been called the wilderness, no end is in sight. I feel, that I will not come out alive. I write to you, dear in the hope that one day these records are found. You have to continue our work. " An auxiliary bishop with Gotthard expedition is on the way to Father Fuhrmann. The Father is sick, he has malaria, pneumonia too. However, the relief expedition fights with all sorts of difficulties: Bishop Gotthard looks over the land, the two oxen wagon must pass a river in the middle of the river they must be unloaded. Ride through rocky rubble. A new difficulty: an ox is sick and must be shot. Ride through mud, thorn bushes. The missionaries set trees and shrubs in order to clear the way. The expedition is too late. Prayer at the graves.
filmreel III:
With the death of his friend the idea of MIVA (Missions-Verkehrs-Arbeitsgemeinschaft) was born, with the slogan "Christ against the air.." Father Schulte in front of a Junkers engine. He pulls on a weather jacket and climbs on the airplane. Pius XI. wrote him one day: "You need not to inspire me ...... I'm thrilled."
The biplane with Father Schulte in flight. On a map is drawn, which benefits the Miwa from Europe has done in the world. Father Schulte passes Bishop Gotthard in Africa the first car. On a map, the mission stations in South-West Africa. Windhoek. a river is crossed by the canoes of natives . The Victoria Falls. boats on the river Okawango. A boat with African children on the river, they will be supervised by nuns. - The plane lands with Father Schulte in Windhoek, Father Schulte leaves the machine, he is supported by Bishop Joseph Gotthard and his Vicar-General. - The mortal remains of Father Fuhrmann be excavated and solemnly buried. In front of the grave of Father Fuhrmann Father Schulte prays.
filmreel IV:
Pictures of the South Seas, Sea waves, coconut palms, natives. Indigenous fishermen carry their catch from the boat, a dugout. An ordered manatee is brought ashore. Pagan tribes perform their dances. Recordings of a thunderstorm. Here is Father Tönnies, a friend of Father Schulte, as a missionary. The Father in the midst of the natives, he drinks from a coconut. They travel through the country by boat. Then he is on the country road, wades through water, works his way through the bush and stone rubble, it is an arduous journey, they climb a high rock. South Seas scenery in the evening light. - Father Tönnies sits on the head of a wooden house staircase of the mission station and writes to Father Schulte and invites him to send him his airplane and a boat to send. Both will be approved by Miwa, archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Karl Joseph Schulte.
filmreel V:
The first airfield in the Solomon Islands in the South Seasis built by the natives for the Miwa. The space is planned. The Bishop holds a worship service thanks for the benefactor who have given aircraft and boats . The plane is unloaded from the ship. With primitive equipment, the plane is promoted through the country. Provisionally it will stand in a shed, the new hangar is under construction. Transportation of the machine from the shed in the new hall. Wrede bishop from the USA is there too. The aircraft is under the guidance of Father Tönnies. he studies the route for its flights on the mission map. With drums the native transmit the messages. a message reached the missionary doctor, that a man inside the country is seriously ill, immediate help is needed. The mission doctor notifies Father Törries with a slip. He makes ready the plane and they fly off .- The archbishop of Munich-Freising, Cardinal Dr. Michael von Faulhaber, the aircraft and cars. Father Schulte comments the pictures and reports of what the cardinal said in his speech.
Father Schulte flown on 8.5.1936 with the airship "Hindenburg" to New York. On board, the Father holds a fair. Flight above New York.
filmreel VI:
From New York the way of Father Schulte leads to a mission in the ice.Help for missionaries in Canada (in the Hudson Bay area). Father Schulte studies the map.The flight route from New Yorkvia Boston to Quebek. From there, the ship nwith food, medicines and materials drives to the Hudson Bay. Flight from Quebek on the Cap de la Madelaine, arrival of the aircraft. Consecration of the airplane by Cardinal Villeneuf in the presence of many theologians and guests. - Route to Ottawa on the southern Hudson Bay, to Port Albany. Drawing of wireless connections to the Bay. Reception of the airplane and Father Schulte in Port Albany. Indians perform native dances. Flight to the North Pole, Chesterfield. flight over Igloos , landing on the ice. Father Schulte rises from the machine and is welcomed by the Bishop of the Eskimos. - A patient is lifted into the airplane. A Father totters on the snow surface. He has become snow-blind. Father Schulte leads him to the aircraft. Two people were rescued.
filmreel VII:
The war years: shooting guns, explosions. Return home. The ruins of Cologne, the church ruins, cleanup works at the Cologne Cathedral. Refugees, food expenditures, hovels. - Bricks are burned. On a brick, the note "of the refugees themselves." Father Schulte has asked everbody to helb with the build up. He wants to help the poorest.
The priests in the Diaspora should be motorized again . View of Trier. Pictures of the General Assembly of the Boniface Association. Excerpt of the bishops.
Youth rally in the cathedral of Trier. Father Schulte speaks from the pulpit to the young people. On the cathedral square there is a large crowd. The sermon will be transferred outside. Then all the young people march on the Domplatz. The archbishop of Paderborn, Dr. Lorenz Jäger, inaugurates the vehicles. In addition, he holds a solemn speech. The wagon ride through the city.

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