Public lecture series This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice

Eye Filmmuseum presents the 8th edition of This is Film! Film Heritage in Practice, a public lecture series devoted to notable projects in the fields of film restoration and film heritage. Under the overarching theme of Global Audiovisual Archiving, also this year’s theme of the Eye International Conference, international scholars and archival practitioners showcase and discuss archival practices from all over the globe.

Each of the six sessions will highlight different institutional and non-institutional efforts and archival practices worldwide. Together with guests, we explore topics like film heritage in Brazil, forgotten female film directors from Indonesia, the African Film Heritage Project, the efforts of the Asian Film Archive and the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association, non-institutional practices in Latin America, and the Cinematheque Beirut project. This year’s guests are all members of the Advisory Board of the Eye International Conference on Global Audiovisual Archiving.

Film, talks & discussion
Each session will feature a short introduction by Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at Eye and Professor of Film Heritage at the University of Amsterdam), followed by a lecture and Q&A with an international expert on the topic and a film screening. Eye will record these events for online publication afterwards.

9 March — 18 May 2022
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#1: Nour Ouayda (Metropolis Cinema Association Lebanon)          
Screening: Topology of an Absence (2021, LB, 30 min) by Rami el Sabbagh and Sharif Sehnaoui
9 March, 15:30-17:30

#2: Juana Suárez (Audiovisual Preservation Exchange) 
Screening: Cerro Nariz, la aldea proscrita (1985, CO, 52 min) by Gloria Triana and Jorge Ruiz Ardila
23 March, 15:30-17:30

#3: Ines Aisengart Menezes (Brazilian Film Heritage)      
Screening: Tudo que é apertado rasga (Pressed, ripped apart, 2019, BR, 28 min) by Fábio Rodrigues Filho; Alma no Olho (Soul in the Eye, 1974, BR, 11 min) by Zózimo Bulbul; Travessia (2017, BR, 5 min) by Safira Moreira
6 April 15:30-17:30

#4: Karen Chan (Asian Film Archive)         
Screening: They Call Her… Cleopatra Wong (1978, SG/PH, 111 min) by Bobby A. Suarez
20 April, 15:30-18:30

#5: Aboubakar Sanogo (African Film Heritage Project)  
Screening: Soleil Ô (Oh, Sun!, 1967, FR/MR, 104 min) by Med Hondo
4 May, 15:30-18:30

#6: Lisabona Rahman and Umi Lestari (Indonesian Film Heritage)            
Screening: Doctor Samsi (1952, ID, 83 min) by Ratna Asmara
18 May 15:30-18:30



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