MoMA Film Collections Manager Katie Trainor writes, “Acknowledging the sociocultural value of moving images and recorded sound, and the need to raise awareness regarding their preservation, UNESCO in 2005 declared October 27 as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. To commemorate this occasion, we present an evening of sounds and images that have been drawn from the rich archival community of New York City, and that bear witness to the faces and voices of the unseen, unheard, and forgotten. From gorgeous 1930s footage of Tibet and its exiled people to the audio recordings of working-class immigrants who lived in an Orchard Street tenement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this program celebrates the power of moving images and sound to transcend language and cultural boundaries while also embracing and celebrating diversity.” Program approx. 100 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The Ninth MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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