History is everywhere. It surrounds us and grounds us, moulds us and motivates us. The preservation of film archives creates a visual timeline which enables us to trace our roots, setting the stage for us to understand who we are by reflecting on where we have come from. Film archives are an invaluable element of this process of understanding our heritage – they can show us not only what happened, but how it looked, how it sounded and what it felt like; they can share the words, gestures and emotions of someone long gone. So many of the great films – whether documentary or narrative – view stories through the lens of history, and access to archival film resources are often essential to these. For young societies like Trinidad and Tobago, film archives are an especially important route to shaping and visioning ourselves.
In this 90-minute discussion, panellists will explore the role of film archives and discuss preservation, restoration and access.
date: Sunday 25 September, 2022
location: NALIS (AV Room)
rsvp: pre-registration required. Sign up here!
tickets: free of charge
moderator: Mariel Brown