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Friday, April 16 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Poster: The Long Journey of Eugenio Cardini and His Films

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This presentation is about the discovery of two Argentinian films considered long lost. In 1902 Eugenio Cardini bought a Cinématographe Lumière in France, with which he shot some of the first films ever made in South America. None of these films were preserved in their original format, and one of them was considered, until now, completely lost. In 2020 two of these films, in the original Lumiere format, were discovered in Lodz, Poland. After some research we managed to reconstruct these reels’ odyssey: from Buenos Aires to London, then to Paris, to Germany and finally to Poland. A digitization and restoration project will make these films available for the public.

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Lorena Bordigoni

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Lorena Bordigoni (she/her) holds a BA in Art History From Universidad de Buenos Aires and a MA in Audiovisual Preservation Management from INA (French National Audiovisual Institute). She has worked as a digital restorer of motion picture film and collaborated in many different projects... Read More →

Friday April 16, 2021 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Stage B