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The sickle shaped cell : A film for children.

  • Carroll, Diahann.
  • Film

About this work


A film made to demystify sickle cell anaemia for children: it starts with animation and footage of various zoo animals (shot at San Diego zoo) to explain inheritence. On a cellular level, it then explains via animation that some people have some sickle shaped cells and then develop infections and pain.



Physical description

1 film reel (12 min. ) : sound, colour, 16mm.


Slightly acetic.

Creator/production credits

A Presentation of Children's Hospital Medical Center of Northern California. Medical Consultants; Bertram Lubin, Audrey Forbes Manley. Medical Advisors; Thomas Bradley, Julian Davis, William Mentzer, Clarice Reid, George Tolbert. Music; Miles Goodman. Animation; Margaret Hale, Gerry Frerks, Vincent Collins. Camera; Frederick A. Ritzenberg. Sound; Roy Ramsing. "We're All People" by David Leivick. A film by David Leivick and Frederick A. Ritzenberg. A Golden Door Production.
Narrated by Diahann Carroll.

Copyright note

Golden Door Productions.


  • English

Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores 7266F


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