Ancient America speaks / Brigham Young University ; produced by W.O. Whitaker ; directed by Scott Whitaker ; written by Millie Foster Cheesman, 1972
Scope and Contents
Film was released in 1972, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It focuses on archaeological evidence in Central America that supports the Book of Mormon. The collection has one copy on a film reel.
- Whitaker, Wetzel O. (producer, Person)
- Whitaker, Scott (director, Person)
- Cheesman, Millie Foster (author of screenplay, etc., Person)
- Brigham Young University (producer, Organization)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (distributor, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research. Films are kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearences. Permission to publish material from David Kent Jacobs collection on Mormon films must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Board of Curators.
David Kent Jacobs (1937- ) is a film director, producer, and screenwriter in Utah.
David Kent Jacobs graduated from Weber College with an Associate of Science and completed his Bachelor of Science at Brigham Young University 1961. He was part of the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department and was involved in multiple productions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jacobs wrote his Master's thesis on "The History of Motion Pictures Produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" in 1967 to complete his Master's of Arts at Brigham Young University. Afterwards, he achieved his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Utah.
Jacobs worked for the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department for seventeen years and at Nu Skin Enterprises for seventeen years; at both entities he worked as a director and producer for film projects. During his time at the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department he worked on films for both the University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Projects he was involved with include The First Vision, The Mailbox, Uncle Ben, and Curtain Time USA. He was also involved with projects like the satellite broadcast for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' general conference and commercials for Brigham Young University.
1 film reel
Language of Materials
Commentator, Paul R. Cheesman.