Ria Rago

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Summary

Christian mission propaganda film about a Christian girl's arranged marriage to a Muslim.The parents of Christian girl Ria Rago have arranged for her to marry Dapo, a Muslim. She refuses and, after a beating, flees to the mission sisters who offer her a safe haven. Her father and his cronies aren't long in finding her, however, and she is taken back into the kampong. After months of torture, Ria still won't give in. She escapes again and manages to reach the mission post where she collapses. On the brink of death, she is administered the last rites. Ria's father decides to call off the marriage and returns the dowry to Dapo. On her deathbed Rita forgives her parents.

Information

original title
Ria Rago
foreign release title
L'heroïne de la vallée du Ndona
alternative title
Ria Rago, de heldin van het Ndona-dal
production year
1930
censorship date
17-12-1930
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
fiction
director
production company

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Cast

Actor

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Technical notations

runtime
95
original length
2200
censorship length
2200
sound
Silent
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
8

Resources

Ine van Dooren, Een gedramatiseerd document: De missiefilm Ria Rago, in: GBG-nieuws, no. 33 (zomer 1995).- p. 8-16

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; 10876)

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; A1514)

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; A1524)

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