Cinephile! The big theme of this episode of the Big Fred Tuesday is film preservation. Throughout this episode, I revisit some of my previous interviews from FRED with historians, preservationists, and representatives of film archives from different part of the globe.
I also bring you two new interviews. One is with Samba Gadjigo and Jason Silverman about the father of African cinema, Ousmane Sembene. In 2015, they co-directed a documentary called Sembene! about his life and works. Now, they take care of that legacy via The Sembene Project and Sembene Across Africa.
I also spoke with David Walsh, who is the head of FIAF’s Training and Outreach. We focus on the upcoming edition of FIAF’s Biennial Audio-Visual Archival Summer School but also, importantly, on FIAF’s commitment to training in film preservation.
There will also be new additions to the Dictionary of Film and Popcorn Classics segments. For the former, I talk about the Kuleshov Effect. For the latter, I talk about Neecha Nagar by Chetan Anand from 1946, one of the first known examples of social realism in Indian cinema. STAY CINEPHILE!