On Nov. 8, UL's Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore and the Acadiana Center for Film and Media will host a workshop on home movie preservation.

The event is modeled after the International Home Movie Day, initiated by the Los Angeles-based Center for Home Movies as a means of highlighting both the cultural significance of home movies and the need to properly preserve these important artifacts.

The "bring-your-own-film" workshop will provide a clinic where experts can assess film condition, offer proper storage and care advice, and discuss important considerations for film-to-video transfers. There will be equipment available to inspect and project film.

The event is free and open to the public, as this will be an opportunity to discover what treasures may be lying in storage spaces and dusty attics around Acadiana. The workshop will focus on cleaning, storage, and preservation of eight mm, 16mm, and Super eight film formats.

Home Movie Day will be held at the Acadiana Center for Film and Media located on the corner of Lee Avenue and Main Street in Downtown Lafayette from 1-5 p.m. Visit HomeMovieDay.com to read about International Movie Day events. For more information contact Alyce LaBry at the Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore at alyce@louisiana.edu or call 482-1320.

The Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore is part of the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It is located on the third floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library on campus. It represents the collection and preservation activities of several generations of folklorists, ethnomusicologists, linguists, and other cultural resource management professionals. Public accessibility is one of the most important goals of the ACCF, which is open to researchers during regular hours of operation and by special appointment.

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