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Re: [ARSCLIST] UNESCO First World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, Oct 27
On 10/24/07, Jennifer Pondo <jennypondo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> For anyone in the NYC area on World Day there is going to be a screening
> of films from the Communist Party USA collection now held at NYU. It should
> be a great event. Hope people can make it.
> Jennifer Pondo
> WORLD DAY FOR AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE: NYU UNVEILS "LOST" FILMS OF THE
> COMMUNIST PARTY USA
> New York City, October 18 –The United Nations' Educational, Scientific and
> Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has established October 27, 2007 as the
> first-annual World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. To commemorate this event,
> New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program and
> NYU Libraries are proud to present a showcase of rare 16mm films from the
> Communist Party USA Collection.
> The screening will be the first public glimpse into a landmark collection
> donated by the Communist Party USA to the University's Tamiment Library &
> Wagner Labor Archives in 2006. The eight short films selected for this
> program will raise eyebrows and challenge stereotypes by offering fresh
> perspectives on everyday life in the Communist world.
> What does it take to be a teenage Cosmonaut? How did camerawork convey
> meaning in propaganda films of South Vietnam? What music was popular on the
> far side of the Berlin Wall? What kind of future did the Communists foresee
> for an independent Angola?
> Find the answers in TEENAGE COSMONAUTS (USSR, 1980); GOING UP THE LINE
> (South Vietnam, c. 1969); ANGELA DAVIS REPORT (East Germany, 1972); WHAT THE
> WAGE PACKET DOES NOT SHOW (East Germany, 1978); WE NEVER TIRE OF SPEAKING
> ABOUT MOTHER (USSR, 1975); MOSCOW OLYMPICS (USSR, 1980); THE VOICE OF FREE
> ANGOLA (USSR, c. 1976); and NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION (China, 1959).
> With this screening, NYU Libraries and the MIAP Program hope to raise
> local awareness about the significance of moving image collections to
> cultural history and collective memory. The program will also highlight
> challenges faced by today's moving image archivists, from conserving
> obsolete formats and prolonging the life of decaying materials, to
> addressing the ethics of preservation for works historically
> underrepresented by governments and media conglomerates.
> UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is hosted by New York University
> on October 27, 2007 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Languages and Literature
> Building, 19 University Place, Room 102. The event is free and open to the
> public. For additional information on the event, contact:
> Sarah Ziebell
> New York University
> (212) 998-2692
> * ziebell@xxxxxxx*
> *www.avheritage.com * <http://www.avheritage.com/>
> ABOUT UNESCO— The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
> Organization was established as a specialized agency of the UN in 1945.
> UNESCO works to promote international collaboration through education,
> science and culture, and to promote universal respect for human rights and
> fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.
> ABOUT NYU'S MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVING AND PRESERVATION (MIAP) PROGRAM— MIAP
> is a two-year M.A. program that trains future professionals to manage
> preservation-level collections of film, video, new media, and other types of
> digital works, providing an international, comprehensive education in the
> theories, methods, and practices of moving image archiving and preservation.
> ABOUT TAMIMENT LIBRARY AND ROBERT F. WAGNER LABOR ARCHIVES—The collections
> of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York
> University form a unique, internationally-known center for scholarly
> research on labor and the Left.
> + + + + + + + +
> "Communist Party USA Gives Its History to N.Y.U"
> New York Times, March 20, 2007
> On 10/24/07, Nelson-Strauss, Brenda <bnelsons@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Marcos,
> > You beat me to the punch. Everyone please note that the official World
> > AV Day website went live last night. Check it out at:
> > www.ccaaa.org/wdavh/
> > Brenda
> > Brenda Nelson-Strauss
> > Head of Collections
> > Archives of African American Music and Culture
> > bnelsons@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > www.indiana.edu/~aaamc <http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eaaamc>
> > www.blackgrooves.org
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx
> > ] On Behalf Of Marcos Sueiro
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 8:49 AM
> > To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: UNESCO First World Day of Audiovisual Heritage, Oct 27
> > Folks,
> > Don't forget to celebrate the first World Day of Audiovisual Heritage
> > this Saturday, but whatever you do PLEASE don't drink and drive.
> > Since it falls near Halloween, perhaps you can dress up as a DAT tape,
> > or wear Dictabelt bracelets. Please do not dress up as sticky shed
> > --people around you will not find it funny.
> > http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001541/154103e.pdf
> > Happy WDAVH,
> > Marcos
> > --
> > Marcos Sueiro Bal
> > Audio/Moving Image Project Archivist
> > Preservation Division
> > Columbia University Libraries