Category Archives: Audiovisual Archives

Bay Area Video Coalition!

I’ll be giving a talk about audio-visual preservation in Ghana and the forthcoming video documentary my friend Anita Afonu is making about these issues at 6 pm this Thursday, September 15, 2011 at the wonderful and amazing Bay Area Video … Continue reading

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Films from the Archives

On May 13th 2011 Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (a group of passionate audiovisual archivists who have gone to Ghana for the past four years to do audiovisual preservation trainings and workshops with Ghanaian audiovisual caretakers, an organization that I’m proud to … Continue reading

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ISD Sort Finished!

We began a process of sorting through the film collection at the ISD Central Film Library in October 2010 to separate the deteriorated film from those films that were still salvageable and to record basic information about the films in … Continue reading

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NAFTI students volunteer to save Ghana’s film heritage

Last week we began to sort through the films in the Information Service Department collection once again (after a five month hiatus) with the help of three National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) students and one NAFTI alumni. Many thanks … Continue reading

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Misuse me and I disappoint thousands.

Sometimes it can be a small discovery that a film archivist relishes, like this little ditty I recently found in a film can. I couldn’t help but be charmed by the creative attempt to disguise film care and handling practices … Continue reading

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FESPACO 2011 – African Cinema and Markets

This post was featured on The Afropop Blog, the official blog of Afropop Worldwide. Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners … Continue reading

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ISD Film Library in 1954

The Information Services Department (ISD) Central Film Library was started during the colonial era to provide access to educational films for missionaries, educators and government touring cinema vans. Most of the early films in the collection were made in Britain … Continue reading

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