Film, the Living Record of Our Memory
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 cinemas has already been lost forever.
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 passion that a film might one day transform someones life. This documentary is an homage to them all and sheds some light on their critical undertaking.
"Film, the Living Record of Our Memory is a call to action, urging each of us to support film preservation for a more authentic understanding of our past, present and future." - Take One
Robert Marcel Lepage
Jonas Mekas, Ken Loach, Patricio Guzmán, Costa Gavras, Margaret Bodde, Aboubakar Sanogo, Bill Morrison, Paula Félix-Didier, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Frédéric Maire
Abraham Lifshitz, Ines Toharia
Isaac Garcia, Paul Cadieux
El Grifilm Productions
Arabic, Spanish, French, English, Catalan, Japanese