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Ines Toharia

Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Official Selection 119' - 2021 - Historical, Documentary, Found Footage - Dialogue: Arabic, Spanish, French, English, Catalan, Japanese
Director: Ines Toharia Composer: Robert Marcel Lepage With: Jonas Mekas, Ken Loach, Patricio Guzmán, Costa Gavras, Margaret Bodde, Aboubakar Sanogo, Bill Morrison, Paula Félix-Didier, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Frédéric Maire
An illuminating ode to film archives that highlights the importance of preserving every last bit of film.

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

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Credits

Director

Ines Toharia

Composer

Robert Marcel Lepage

With

Jonas Mekas, Ken Loach, Patricio Guzmán, Costa Gavras, Margaret Bodde, Aboubakar Sanogo, Bill Morrison, Paula Félix-Didier, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Frédéric Maire

Scenario

Ines Toharia

Director of Photography

Daniel Vilar

Editor

Abraham Lifshitz, Ines Toharia

Producer

Isaac Garcia, Paul Cadieux

Production studios

El Grifilm Productions

More information

Dialogue

Arabic, Spanish, French, English, Catalan, Japanese

Countries of production

Canada, Spain

Year

2021

Filmography

Ines Toharia
Tree (1998), Can Tunis: Dwelling in oblivion (2002), Grain of gold: coffee crisis (2003), Listen (2005), Vanish (2006), El río que suena, reflejo del tiempo: Joaquín Díaz (2015), Words against oblivion (2016), La voz descalza (2017), Film: the Living Record of Our Memory (2021)

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