Japan Foundation 16mm prints
Mark D. Roberts
mroberts37 at mail-central.com
Thu Sep 4 05:04:32 EDT 2008
On Sep 4, 2008, at 1:56 AM, Mark Nornes wrote:
> They won't show you a list—neither will any archive out there—but
> they're happy to tell you know if they've got prints of the films
> you are interested in.
The situation in Japan strikes me as the exception, not the norm.
Every archive and film library that I've visited in America and Europe
has a catalog, most are on-line, and they didn't vet each inquiry that
I made. Have I just been lucky?
While I greatly appreciate the Japan Foundation, it seems that they
are not being adequately supported by forward-looking government
policies on film culture. I don't know where the disconnect lies
exactly, so I'd be interested in hearing what others think about this.
Does the Japanese government have a policy on film heritage?
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