The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Film, TV exec. dies

Robert E.A. Lee, 87, executive director of Lutheran Film Associates from 1954 to 1988, died Feb. 27. He was involved with the Oscar-nominated films A Time for Burning, a documentary about a Lutheran pastor who urges his all-white Nebraska congregation to reach out to African-Americans, and Martin Luther.

When the latter was released in the 1950s, Roman Catholic-dominant countries such as Peru, Brazil and the Philippines tried to ban the film about the 16th-century catalyst of the Reformation.

Lee also served as executive secretary of the Division of Public Relations of the Lutheran Council in the USA.

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