Japan Foundation 16mm prints

Eija Niskanen eija.niskanen
Thu Sep 4 05:12:57 EDT 2008

Places like national film archives (say the Finnish National
Audio-visual Archive) operate on public tax payers' money, so they
have to have a certain openness, including their catalogues. - Eija

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:04 PM, Mark D. Roberts
<mroberts37 at mail-central.com> wrote:
> 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?
> M

Eija Niskanen
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