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The domestic film a hole is made in the memory of Cartagena (27/10/2015)

On November 26 the second International Day of home movies that show through screenings at the Palacio Molina, family movies filmed in Super 8, 8mm and 16 mm from the 50 held

Which in its day was filmed as a family film, which collected everyday moments or particular events, today has become a genuine historical document, witnessed a Cartagena was already, hence the interest in recovering this home theater and show , by holding the Second International Day of home theater, an initiative of the preservation project Memories cels, with the involvement and collaboration of the Department of Culture and the FICC (International Film Festival of Cartagena).

November 26 is the scheduled date to mark the Day, which will be screened at the Palacio Molina all those films shot in Super 8, 8 mm and 16 mm, the owners present, either in the Council of Culture located in the Centro Cultural Ramón Alonso Luzzy, or at the offices of FICC (the Graduate Building, Calle Gisbert).

We invite citizens to take out of their drawers forgotten rolls of film to bring us back to enjoy along with the audience at the screening, said Salvador Vivancos, Memory Celluloid, during the presentation ceremony, which took place in Tuesday morning, the mayor of Culture, David Martinez and Vice President of FICC, Sergio Martinez.

Martinez has made ​​clear the support of the council to such initiatives, collecting home movies that, over time, have become documents of great historical value, missing windows, past fashions, loved ones or neighborhoods in transition.

The goal is for all those people who keep old tape reels or inherited from generation to generation, and does not have the necessary equipment to properly see it, to bring them out and share. Contrary to popular belief, added Vivancos, the family movies can contain very beautiful images, they are a prerequisite for the analysis of everyday life, and contain only images to document history.

The reception of films will run until November 25, and on the 26th, in the Palacio Molina, where domestic films will be screened 18.00 to 20.30.

Admission is free until all seats.

The first edition of the International Day of home theater developed last year as part of the programming of the Night of Museums, a good experience that has now been repeated in another format, claimed Vivancos.

The launch of this edition of the International Day of home theater also coincides with the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.


Cels Memories is a project of recovery of the memory contained in the home theater.

Its purpose is that this material, vulnerable to the passage of time and technological obsolescence, is preserved as part of the collective heritage.

Its purpose is to educate owners of the importance of protecting this material as part of their family album as well as make it accessible to a file available online to researchers, educators and creators to rewrite history by incorporating the life stories everyday.

In addition, through the Domestic Film Network, whose objective is the recovery, conservation and dissemination of domestic cinema in different media compose a database for consultations, has launched the web , instead of Online game where you try to channel the efforts being made ​​by various bodies and individuals in the Spanish state to give visibility to this type of film.

Currently there are eleven projects underway in the country, but they have already shown interest in other countries such as Portugal or the United States.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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