Austin’s Home Movie Day is getting a lot of press this week as well, with a nice piece with Snowden in the Austin Chronicle titled “Pearls on Film.”
Aside from being old-school entertainment, Becker believes that these old films are significant to capturing our cultural history. While archivists and historians rely on journals and documents to uncover the 19th century, the medium for uncovering the 20th century will be film.
“…Children, minorities, and religion are not well-documented in mainstream media, so preserving these films is a way of preserving universal truth about humanity. I call it the ‘you are here’ version of historic documentation.”