1. MEIFF '09 MASTER CLASS - Paolo Cherchi Usai: Preserving the Film Heritage of the Arab World

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    Digital technology has revolutionized the work of film archives and museums, allowing unprecedented access to their collections. However, digital film conservation is also a double-edged sword, in that it is much more expensive than analog conservation, and it is much less secure. Besides, many countries in the world do not have a national film archive at all. (There are only four in the entire Arab world!) What needs to be done in order to permanently preserve the images of the 20th century? It is not just a matter of technology and money, but also of political and strategic alliances among the nations. This master class will expose and discuss some of the major issues at stake. Paolo Cherchi Usai is Director of the Haghefilm Foundation in Amsterdam. Co-founder of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy, he is author of Silent Cinema, An Introduction and the experimental feature film Passio (2007), adapted from his book The Death of Cinema. His latest book is Film Curatorship: Archives, Museums, and the Digital Marketplace, co-authored with David Francis, Alexander Horwarth, and Michael Loebenstein.

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    • Abu Dhabi Art 2010 Talking Art: RSTW

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      Abu Dhabi Art, much more than an art fair, is a platform for modern and contemporary art and public programmes, bringing together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world. In its fourth edition, galleries showcase a variety of works in a range of prices; from museum-quality pieces to those in a dedicated section for emerging artists that has already proven popular with collectors.

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      • AP & AK

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        About my friend (Puca) and our friendship, and what it is for a man to love a man. This is KWAK Part 2. Contains material shot btwn May 2010 and June 2012. Watch the trailer--https://vimeo.com/strangerslikeme/apaktrailer AP & AK on NoBudge.com http://nobudge.com/main/2013/10/15/world-premiere-ap-ak Despite its low production value, I really think that the diary film is the only filmic narrative style that can capture pure, unadulterated realism, given the strength of how naturally a filmmaker is able to portray him or herself, as well as the others who support his or her self-portrait, and how effectively all the pieces are put together, so as to not bore an audience with reality, but rather to encourage the craft of autobiography. Watch KWAK--http://vimeo.com/strangerslikeme/kwak Watch KWAK Part 3--http://vimeo.com/strangerslikeme/ndm Watch KWAK Part 4--http://vimeo.com/strangerslikeme/kwakattack ***FEEL FREE TO CONTACT*** ahmedkhawa@gmail.com & apuca226@gmail.com

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        • Abu Dhabi Art 2010_Panel Discussion_ Jay Jopling, Saleh Barakat, Thaddaeus Rpoac, Chang Tsong Zung, David Zwirner

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          Abu Dhabi Art, much more than an art fair, is a platform for modern and contemporary art and public programmes, bringing together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world. In its fourth edition, galleries showcase a variety of works in a range of prices; from museum-quality pieces to those in a dedicated section for emerging artists that has already proven popular with collectors.

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          • Abu Dhabi Art 2010: With Passion They Collect

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            Abu Dhabi Art, much more than an art fair, is a platform for modern and contemporary art and public programmes, bringing together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world. In its fourth edition, galleries showcase a variety of works in a range of prices; from museum-quality pieces to those in a dedicated section for emerging artists that has already proven popular with collectors.

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            • Episode 45: Abu Dhabi Debrief

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              Our guest in the studio this week is David Tremayne, the noted F1 author and journalist. "DJT" during the golden days of "Motoring News", David has been covering all aspects and disciplines of motor sport for nearly 40 years. His work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, race programmes and special editions throughout the world and his books include "Nigel Mansell" and "The Lost Generation" (which chronicled the too-brief lives of Roger Williamson, Tony Brise and Tom Pryce). A world authority on land speed records, David has also written the definitive work on Donald Campbell. With David, we will be dissecting the Abu Dhabi GP, the 2011 F1 season - and much more besides. Also joining us live will be the very talented young English driver, James Calado. Having finished runner-up in this year's GP3 series, James made his mark on the world stage last Sunday not only by winning the GP2 sprint race in Abu Dhabi but also Pirelli's Eu 15,000 bonus for the best result by a GP2 rookie.

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              • Viaje F1 - GP de Abu Dhabi / Noviembre 2010

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                Viajamos 17 personas a Emiratos pernoctando en Dubai y viajando hacia Abu Dhabi los días de actividad deportiva. Organizaron RPMPLUS y Calle de Boxes. Parte del grupo hizo un stopover en Londres al regreso pero no se incluyen imágenes de esa porción del viaje.

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                • Learning from Americas Mistakes Final Video Part I

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                  Moscow and Abu Dhabi are two rapidly growing and gentrifying global capitals, striving to take their place on the world stage. Like many developing cities, they’ve experimented with crass, Las Vegas-style development schemes, seeking the urban vision they’ve seen on American TV shows. Increasingly, they’ve been horrified by the result. Abu Dhabi, with a tenth of the world’s petroleum reserves, has learned from the mistakes of its better-known neighbor, Dubai, as well as those of American cities. It is now using its wealth to impose more sophisticated design, transport and sustainability requirements than most any US city. Now Moscow is starting to catch up, with new efforts to repair the urban realm of the historic city, and plan more walkable, livable communities at its burgeoning edges. Come hear what Moscow and Abu Dhabi have learned from our mistakes, and what New York might learn from their recent successes.

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                  • Abu Dhabi Art 2010: Talking Art_Louvre Abu Dhabi_A Museum Talk

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                    Abu Dhabi Art, much more than an art fair, is a platform for modern and contemporary art and public programmes, bringing together a selection of leading art galleries from across the world. In its fourth edition, galleries showcase a variety of works in a range of prices; from museum-quality pieces to those in a dedicated section for emerging artists that has already proven popular with collectors.

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