Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Miami Film Festival      Mostra Internacional de Cinema      March 2-12, 2022      Cambridge Film Festival      DOC NYC      St. Louis International Film Festival      Cork International Film Festival      International Film Festival (Seminci)           International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala                Official Selection 2022      49th Film Fest Gent      Chopin      2 Nominations      Cambodia International Film Festival      24th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival      Art Horizons 2022      55th Sitges Film Festival      Official Selection 2022      Grand Jury Prize - Mystic Film Festival     


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Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Films have captured the world´s memory throughout the years
but it could all have easily disappeared had it not been for film professionals
who strive to preserve moving images so that they can live on in the future.


Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

Synopsis

English

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 cinema 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 mantra that a film might one day transform someone’s life. This documentary is an homage to them all and sheds some light on their critical undertaking.



Français

Cinéma, Archive Vivante de Notre Mémoire

En pleine ère de la digitalisation, notre patrimoine filmique est loin d’être entièrement sauvegardé. En fait, une grande partie de notre histoire filmée et de notre cinéma est déjà perdue à jamais. Si, néanmoins, nous pouvons toujours parvenir à voir des films de plus de 125 ans, c’est grâce au travail permanent et souvent méconnu d’archivistes, conservateurs, techniciens et cinéastes du monde entier. Ce documentaire, qui rend hommage à leur travail, leur donne la parole pour expliquer comment ils réussissent à dénicher et préserver les vieux films, et l’importance qu´ils attachent à leurs efforts. Ces véritables sauveurs d’images partagent, tous, une même et ferme conviction, comme un mantra: un jour un film, vieux ou récent, peut bien transformer la vie de quelqu’un.



Español

Cine, Registro Vivo de Nuestra Memoria

¿Por qué podemos ver hoy imágenes que se filmaron hace más de 125 años? A medida que nos adentramos en la era digital, nuestro patrimonio audiovisual parece darse por sentado. Sin embargo, buena parte del cine y de nuestra historia filmada ya se ha perdido para siempre. Archivistas audiovisuales, técnicos, y cineastas de diferentes lugares del mundo nos explican qué es la preservación fílmica y por qué es necesaria. Nuestros narradores son guardianes del cine y trabajan entre bastidores, alejados de los focos, salvaguardando el legado audiovisual. Desempeñan su tarea en base a una firme creencia en el valor artístico y cultural de la imagen en movimiento, con el mantra compartido de que algún día una película pueda transformar la vida de alguien. Este documental sirve de homenaje a todos ellos y arroja luz sobre su importante labor.

Film, the Living Record of Our Memory


The Living Record of Memory
A Spanish/Canadian co-production by El Grifilm Productions and Filmoption International
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
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION FILMOPTION INTERNATIONAL


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