Symposium “Film as a Cultural Heritage”

Symposium “Film as a Cultural Heritage”

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Tue 15 Jan 2019, 8.30 am – 4 pm
Screen 2, National Cinema Centre
87 Lang Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi

From the organizer:

British Council in Vietnam presents Symposium FILM AS A CULTURAL HERITAGE. This event is part of a series of events around archival film materials (Hanoi, 15-18 January 2019). Further information can be found here.

Organised in conjunction with the Vietnam Film Institute, the symposium ‘Film as a Cultural Heritage’ brings together film practitioners from both public and private spheres. A highlight of the event will be the launch of a report on governmentally-run film archives in Vietnam, commissioned by the British Council and undertaken by the Vietnam Film Institute. Informed by this mapping, panel discussions and other keynote presentations will serve as discourses on future visions, examining potential for collaboration between different sectors, and between Vietnamese and international organisations.

Agenda HERE

While not conventionally recognised as an intangible cultural heritage, film, video and other forms of moving image – as a powerful medium made use of on an everyday basis and universally understood – are of considerable importance in our attempts to record, document and make sense of history, on scales both collective and personal. The safeguarding and transmission of these histories greatly depend on acts of archiving, restoring and promoting video materials, and increasingly significant efforts and investments have been made towards these pursuits. As with other nations in the region and beyond, of late Vietnam has seen a rekindled interest in its film heritage. For many, film resembles a time machine – the opportunity to see own memories and past lives playing out on screen, by way of providing a glimpse into the future.

Contributing to the aims of our Heritage of Future Past project at large, the series of symposium, workshops and public events ‘Film as a Cultural Heritage’ provides a platform for achieving the following goals:

– Advocating for the cultural and social value of film archives and archival materials
– Facilitating new conversations between different constituencies (state agencies and organisations, independent organisations, filmmakers, the public, experts from other fields and art-forms)
– Sharing and learning about ways of working with film archives, via both practical and creative angles

Free entry. Please register in advance via this link.

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