Event debates importance of amateur cinema for cultural documents and heritage
Thais Blank, a professor from FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), will participate in the event “Home Movie Day” on October 10. The event is being organized in partnership with CPDOC’s Laboratory for Culture Studies (LECV), which Blank coordinates, and UFF’s Laboratory for Audiovisual Preservation. The goal is to encourage amateur film production as important for cultural documents and heritage.
The issue is especially dedicated to the Super 8mm film format. The event will screen a series of productions from several collections that were shot in this format, providing ample space for discussion on amateur cinema, the role of cinema as a historical document, family representation in home movies and super-8.
Thais Blank is in charge of coordinating the activities carried out by CPDOC’s Audiovisual and Documentary Center and also teaches at FGV’s Documentary Cinema graduate program. Alongside researchers Sofia Sampaio (ISCTE-IUL) and Raquel Scheffer (Paris 3), she has been coordinating the work group “Other Films” since 2012 under the framework of the international conference of the Portuguese Association of Moving Image Researchers.