Fogged film from airport Xrays

From: DOMINIC ANGERAME (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 08:07:01 PST

I have just recently returned from screening my films
in Havana. I had to travel through Mexico City to
arrive there and had to return to the US again through
Mexico, I hand carried my Bolex along with several
rolls of EXR 50D and 250D 100 ft daylight spools. The
film was xrayed in California, then twice in Mexico
City and again in Havana. On return the film was
xrayed again in Cuba, once in Mexico City and also in

Of course the film has Xray damage and Cinema labs in
Denver was great enough to color correct the footage.
I do not wish to risk ruining film on future trips.

My question is does anyone on the list know of a safe
way to travel with unexposed 16mm film internationally
in these days of heightened security. Checking the
footage in luggage only makes it worse. I discovered
that when I was in Korea last year.


Dominic Angerame

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