If moving images survive, live on, and remain accessible in our days it is due to the efforts of dedicated individuals who have worked against time, trying to rescue films regardless of their commercial value. We needed to have their voices heard, represented, and remembered.
It is, therefore, professionals who have safeguarded and/or created film who transmit to us what it has meant to shoot, rescue, archive, preserve, restore and disseminate films throughout the years.
Their contributions, in turn, enhance the rich diversity of motion pictures – be it documentaries, newsreels, home movies, student films, commercials, animation, experimental, diaristic, educational, industrial or fiction films.
This collaborative story is an invitation to ponder on what has arrived to us as film history, to value it, to question it, to consider what has or why it survived, to wonder what might be missing, and to reflect on what is taking place in our present time.
Our hope is to convey a rich mosaic that brings together different efforts from committed professionals around the world. However diverse, they all advance ceaselessly as a single force that strives towards a common goal. Their work is inspiring and sows hope for a better tomorrow, where learning from the past and from our shared memory might build a better future.