All- Every time I see MIC I'm impressed but also frustrated. I know this
list is US dominated, but there is a larger world, and MIC does use the
slogan: "A Window to the World's Moving Images"
I know MIC is US funded (LOC and NSF), and can't take on the world's film
and TV heritage -- but there are important international issues of
cross-reference -- important to finding things, knowing what exists and
where, knowing about the total history and technology.
For instance, John Ford's silent Bucking Broadway was found at the Centre
Nationale Cinematographique in Paris -- and restored using European
technology -- and recently shown at the La Rochelle film festival.
So what's really needed is a global MIC -- even just to find the Hollywood
stuff. Is the Outreach committee going to reach outside the US borders?
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