Helen Hill / Preservation

From: Jonathan Kahana (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 04 2007 - 23:25:04 PST

This report from a graduate of the Archiving and Preservation program at NYU


has some lovely images of Helen Hill and her films, many of which were (as
people knew from a discussion months back about films from Katrina/NOLA
and the Home Movie Day in NOLA this year) destroyed in the flooding. You
have to scroll down a little.

The story would be tragic enough without today's horrible news of her
death; and yet, it's remarkable to see someone looking so cheery about the
prospect of hand-cleaning mostly unrecoverable decades of work. The
accompanying account makes the case pretty well, I think, for the vitality
and urgency of the work of preservation and archiving.


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