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1966 Film Made in the Navajo Nation Gets Sound 50 years Later

Maxine and Mary Jane Tsosie with their Grandfather Sam Yazzie

By: Kate Pourshariati

Thanks to a unique set of circumstances a developing relationship has borne fruit this year for the Museum Archives. A film made in 1966 by Dr. Richard Chalfen, who generously donated his work to the Museum a few years ago, was never quite complete; it was lacking a sound track. In 2015 our Film Archivist […]

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Maya and Guatemalan History in Film — Live from the Archives

people in Guatemala celebrate the end of a reign of terror

By: Kate Pourshariati

Archival Guatemalan footage from 1940 enriches a new film covering a long span of history.

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Borneo Odyssey – a “Live from the Archives” performance

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By: Kate Pourshariati

A visual artist born in Thailand makes use of primary source materials in the Archives in performance art.

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To Hold in the Heart & Live from the Archives!

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By: Kate Pourshariati

A filmmaker documents her mother’s flight from Laos, archival film from Museum collections help to tell the story.

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