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Home Movie Day


The Provincial Archives is pleased to host Home Movie Day as part of an international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many venues worldwide.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta invites individuals and families to share their own home movies, and to see other films in turn. It's a chance to rediscover your films, learn how to care for them so that they can be enjoyed for years to come, and discuss their place in the archival record. Meet with Conservators and Archivists and have your films inspected. Bring your treasured 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm formats to share!

This is a free event.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta and contributes to the protection of Albertans' rights and sense of identity.

It is the private records of everyday life that can be the most valuable to historians and archivists seeking to understand the history of a community. Ordinary citizens are at the heart of a community’s culture, and their personal stories reflect and illuminate a society’s values, personality and aspirations. To understand a community, you must first understand the individuals within it; private records shed light not only on personal experiences but also on the social, political, economic, religious and cultural life of the province of Alberta.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta encourages the donation of private collections as a way of creating an enduring memory of ordinary life in our province. Private collections held by the Archives have been used by academics in research and history books while other have inspired creative works like plays and books, extending the reach and understanding of Alberta’s history and culture to new audiences.

For more information about Home Movie Day, go to http://www.centerforhomemovies.org/hmd/

For more information about this event, please contact:

Edward van Vliet
Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1
p. 780.427.0356
f. 780.427.4646
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