A Visit to the British Film Institute’s National Archive
In a refrigerated vault outside London filled with old film reels, a team of curators is bringing to life forgotten masterpieces of early cinema history.
A chemical smell hangs in the air at the British Film Institute’s National Archive, where some 250,000 wheels of old film are stacked floor-to-ceiling.
As we’re restoring them we’re pulling back the veils of history, and we can see much more clearly than we used to,” curator Bryony Dixon told AFP on a visit to the archive in the town of Berkhamsted this week.
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See Also: BFI National Film Archive Website
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