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Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 PM EDT

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Northeast Historic Film
85 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04416

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Andrea Foster 
Northeast Historic Film 
207-469-0924 ext. 103 

NHF Summer Symposium: The Political/The Personal 

From Thursday, July 19- Saturday, July 21, 2018, archivists, collectors, scholars, and practitioners will come together to share at the 2018 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium.

Presentations will explore the inward and outward gaze of local film, television, and video production. Our aim is to assemble a program that moves us, collectively, from materials focused on the here and now of their regional and temporal locality, to those aiming outward, to the future, to other regions, to a notion of a larger, connected community.
Twenty-first century regional moving image archives discover and collect increasingly diverse audiovisual artifacts that represent increasingly diverse media-making populations. We seek to bring together archivists, collectors, scholars, and practitioners involved with regional AV archives—and regional AV collections within a general archives—to consider this topic from a range of perspectives. THIS IS NOT MERELY A CONCEPTUAL, ACADEMICALLY-FOCUSED SYMPOSIUM TOPIC. The personal/political dichotomy also has a profound effect on, for example, structures of institutional funding and support as well as individual and collective priorities.
The Symposium is a congenial multi-disciplinary gathering.

*Chaired by Devin Orgeron, Professor of Film Studies, North Carolina State University