Fannie Bell Chapman (1975)

About the Film

16mm color documentary based on fieldwork William Ferris conducted with gospel singer and folk healer Fannie Bell Chapman and her family in Centreville, Mississippi in the early 1970s. Footage includes Chapman and her daughters singing and praying during church services and at home, a healing service at the Chapman home, and Chapman "speaking in tongues" after healing. Members of the Chapman family also discuss the development of their faith, the call to heal and sing the Christian gospel, and their lives singing together.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Bill Ferris, Judy Peiser, Bobby Taylor, the distributor Center for Southern Folklore, or Folkstreams.

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