Spain, Canada, 120 minutes, 2K DCP, Dir. Inés Toharia, Not Rated, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, and Catalan with English subtitles.
Film, the Living Record of Our Memory
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This screening is presented in partnership with Miami Dade College (MDC)'s Miami Film Festival.
Why are we still able to watch moving images captured over 125 years ago?
As we move ever further into the digital age, our audiovisual heritage seems to be taken increasingly for granted. However, much of our filmed history and cinema has already been lost forever.
In Film, the Living Record of Our Memory, film archivists, curators, technicians and filmmakers from around the world explain what film preservation is and why it is needed. Our protagonists are custodians of film whose work behind the scenes safeguards the survival of motion pictures. It is a task they undertake based on their closely held belief in the artistic and cultural value of the moving image, in tune with a shared mantra that a film might one day transform someone’s life. This documentary is an homage to them all and sheds some light on their critical undertaking.
Inés Toharia has directed documentaries and shorts that have been broadcast nationally and internationally, receiving different awards. She has worked at different film archives and in cultural preservation projects (in the USA, Mexico, United Nations, and Spain).
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