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Tourist Films in Brazil: New Approaches to a National Home Movie Historiography


May 4, 2021 12:04 PM

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Kate Dollenmayer
Moderator @Center for Home Movies
Kate Dollenmayer is a filmmaker and media archivist living in Los Angeles. Before her current job at the Academy Film Archive in Hollywood, she worked on the preservation of home movies and other non-theatrical films at the Wende Museum of the Cold War, where she contributed to the curation of the 2019 exhibition Watching Socialism: The Television Revolution in Eastern Europe. She has given presentations on home movies at the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Los Angeles’s Central Library, the El Segundo Museum of Art, and the DEFA Summer Film Institute at Smith College. Kate has volunteered at Home Movie Days in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Ojai, California, as well as in Tirana, Albana.
William Plotnick
Executive Director @CineLimite
William Plotnick is the Executive Director of Cinelimite, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to the history of Brazilian Cinema in the United States and beyond. He is a current graduate student in New York University’s MIAP program, where he serves as a graduate assistant for the DPOE-N program. William holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Comparative Literature.
Lila Foster
Lila Foster is a curator, researcher and film preservationist. Articulating historical research and audiovisual preservation, her work focuses on the history of amateur production and home movies in Brazil. She is currently the Director of Institutional Relations of the Brazilian Association of Audiovisual Preservation (ABPA).