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A closer look at sickle cell anemia.

  • King, Robin
  • Film

About this work


A film explaining sickle cell anaemia using illustrative animation of the behaviour of red blood cells common to several other films made at the same time from the US. There are a number of young people who talk about their experience of sickle cell. Its history and distribution around the World is considered in the context of the slave trade. Its inheritability is described and the difference between carrying sickle cell trait and sickle cell anaemia.



Physical description

1 film reel (28 min. ) : sound, colour, 16mm.


Slightly acetic.

Creator/production credits

University of South California. Medical Consultants; Bertram Lubin, Audrey Forbes Manley. Medical Advisors; Thomas Bradley, Julian Davis, Mitchell S. Golbus, William Mentzer, Clarice Reid, George Tolbert. On Screen Narration; Ruth Beckford-Smith. Narration; Robin King. Music; Miles Goodman. Animation; Margaret Hale, Gerry Frerks, Vincent Collins. Scientific Illustration Consultant; Irving Geis. Sound; Roy Ramsing. A Golden Door Production, Berkeley, California. A film by David Leivick and Frederick A. Ritzenberg.
A film by David Leivick and Frederick A. Ritzenberg.
Narrated by Robin King.
Presented by Ruth Beckford-Smith.

Copyright note

Golden Door Productions.


  • English

Where to find it

  • Location

    Closed stores 7270F


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