About the film
The Race to Save 100 Years
Release Date: October 17, 1997
|Producers||:||Mary Adair Kaiser|
|Writers||:||Mary Adair Kaiser, John de Groot|
As the documentary points out, 85 percent of all silent pictures are gone forever because of neglect, abuse, and improper storage of original prints. This film stresses the importance of saving these and more recent films as cultural documents that have become part of our shared history. It also takes the viewer through the painstaking process of film restoration, and highlights some of the organizations and individuals who are spear-heading this movement.