NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program to Present a Panel Discussion and Screening at MoMA’s 10th International Festival For Film Preservation


New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program in the Department of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts will present a panel discussion and screening of films and videos from archives in New York City in celebration of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program to Present a Panel Discussion and Screening at MoMA’s 10th International Festival For Film Preservation
Democracy Now! 2011 Sam Alcoff / Democracy Now!

Panel and Screening Date: Sat. Oct. 27, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program in the Department of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts will present a panel discussion and screening of films, videos, and audio tapes from archives in New York City in celebration of UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.  The event, to be held at the Museum of Modern Art, is part of To Save and Protect: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation. This is the second annual World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to be held at The Museum of Modern Art under the direction of MIAP.

In consideration of the forthcoming U.S. elections, the films, videos and audio tapes were chosen because they represent perspectives of democracy, political struggle, and shifts of power that have played significant roles on the local, national, and global levels.  From a 1970’s educational short encouraging and instructing young New York City residents to vote, to captivating scenes from Arab Spring demonstrations, the 2012 program exemplifies the many facets and complexities surrounding political practices throughout history and across the world:

New York Public Library Reserve Film and Video Collection: Tellin’ the World

Democracy NOW!: Footage from the Occupy Wall Street Movement

StoryCorps Archive: Edited and unedited archival interviews

Jim Hubbard: Excerpt from United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

Gartenberg Media Enterprises: Film and audio from the Kennedy Campaign

WITNESS: Excerpts from Russ Dove interview; Excerpts from Sierra Leone Election Rally

United Nations Multimedia Resources Unit: UN Election Monitors Deploy in South Africa; Elections in Burundi

Human Rights Watch: Uprising: The Arab Spring

The importance of preserving and providing access to these materials plays a role in how they may become utilized as archival footage in a number of different capacities. This year’s panel participants, comprising individuals in the fields of archiving and production, will take part in a Q&A surrounding the use of political footage in alternative creations.

MoMA ticketing policies apply to this event.  For detailed information on admission to the screenings and panel discussion visit: http://www.moma.org/visit/plan/#filmticketing

For more information the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program visit: http://www.nyu.edu/tisch/preservation/

For more information about the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at New York University visit: http://amiastudentsnyc.com/events/

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