“Those who confuse the action of cinematheques with nostalgia are mistaken”
(Paulo Emilio Sales Gomes - Brazil, 1982)
Film, the Living Record of Our Memory allows a unique and rare approach to the often troubled life story of moving images. Film professionals and film archivists, significant voices that are not usually heard despite their vast knowledge and passion for film, reveal their points of view. Their narrative guides us through the major setbacks, surprises or changes motion pictures have experienced: the evolution of film technology; film’s vulnerability to loss, damage and decay; the creation of film archives and cinematheques; the fragility of digital data; restoration projects; and the growing field of film and digital preservation, which protects and celebrates moving images as cultural heritage.
“When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. ’Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room Even in the eyes of all posterity”
DIRECTOR & WRITER INÉS TOHARIA PRODUCERS ISAAC GARCIA, PAUL CADIEUX DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY DANIEL VILAR MUSIC COMPOSER ROBERT MARCEL LEPAGE CAMERA JAVIER TRUEBA, JOHN ASHMORE, ALMUDENA SÁNCHEZ, DANIEL VILAR SOUND ÁLVARO SILVA WUTH, KYLE STANFIELD, SERGIO FERNÁNDEZ, XANTI SALVADOR EDITORS ABRAHAM LIFSHITZ, INÉS TOHARIA SOUND EDITOR MARTIN CADIEUX-ROUILLARD MIXER MICHEL LAMBERT ONLINE EDITOR & COLORIST PHILIPPE CARBONNEAU COMPUTER GRAPHICS JULIEN CHABOT–PAQUET POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR ISABELLE BOUCHARD TRAILER LUIS BERNADAS CLOSING SONG DUB INC EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ISAAC GARCIA, MARYSE ROUILLARD