World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011

New York University’s
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program

an evening of moving image and sound
from archival collections in New York City

The Museum of Modern Art
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2

Thursday, October 27, 2011
7:00 PM

The heritage of a people is enriched by the diversity of narratives across communities and cultures.  This year, as we celebrate the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, we turn our attentions to the margins. We seek and bear witness to communities long underrepresented and their sensibilities and stories that yearn to be acknowledged and remembered. We celebrate the range of images and sound that gives them a face and a voice as we also recognize the work of those who preserve them.

From the gorgeous 1930s pre-exile footage of Tibet and its people to the early cable coverage of the LGBT community and the AIDS crisis in Manhattan, we bring together audiovisual materials from different institutions and archives in New York City. The program is composed of short narratives, documentaries, ethnographic footage, animated works, television shows, news clips, and audio recordings throughout nearly a century of history featuring communities in New York and across the globe.

This is to acknowledge the power of moving images and sound to transcend language and cultural boundaries while embracing and celebrating diversity – a diversity of faces and voices that urgently needs to be gathered and preserved for us to witness and remember.

Keynote Address from George Stoney


New York University’s George Amberg Memorial Film Study Center
Casabó Home Movies 1926-1931, 9:00 min
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Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Sides, 7:00 min
The Unanswered Question, 5:00 min
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WITNESS Media Archive
Forced Evictions in Cambodia, 4:00 min
Rightful Place, 2:00 min
Dia Mundial de Acción contra las Represas, 3:20 min
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Electronic Arts Intermix
Scar/Scarf, 2:51 min
Coffin from Toothpicks, 1:54 min
The Way Underpants Really Are, 1:17 min
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WNYC Archives
On the Subway from WNYC’s Around New York, 7:00 min
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Fales Library and Special Collections
Ten Years of Gay Cable Network Coverage of the AIDS Pandemic, 11:57 min
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Equality Now
FGM Girls, 6:33 min
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The Icing on the Cake, 2:45 min
Miss Devine, 3:39 min
Q&A, 4:00 min

Tibet Film Archive
German Expedition to Tibet, excerpt
Tibet Lecture, Lowell Thomas Jr., excerpt
9:41 min

This program is an official part of MoMA’s 9th Annual
To Save and Project International Festival of Film Preservation

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