Home Movie Day and Night: The 24-Hour Marathon!

On October 27th, the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, tune in for a first-of-its-kind 24-hour webcast of home movies from every time zone around the globe!  Home Movie Day and Night:  The 24-Hour Marathon celebrates people and places all over the world by sharing home movies of where we live.

Featuring three films from the YFA’s collection, the live stream will start at noon on Youtube, but you can join the program at any time in the following 24 hours as it moves around the world and through each time zone, crisscrossing the 20th and 21st centuries.  

Curators and contributors to Home Movie Day and Night were encouraged to find films that depict life in places where they were created and show something about the individuals and cultures that inspired them.  Amateur films can be both intimate and global at the same time—showing what is unique to a place, but also universal.  As we move around the world during the webcast, viewers will travel through time together to watch the opening of a family-owned grocery store in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the 1970s, a boy toddler after his bath, having a manicure and hugging his teddy bear in Frankfurt in 1939, a band marching down the street in Malaysia in 1955, and teenagers playing on a playground in Old Crow Village, Yukon Territory in 2014.  In these home movies, the word “home” implies a state of mind as much as a physical location. 

If you’d like to view the films featured in their entirety, just follow the links below:
YFA 2063 Harrison Compilation (1950s)
YFA 2660 Skating and Snow (1953)
YFA 3162 Flowers for Leeds (1953)

And for more information, including a detailed schedule of films and how to connect on social media, visit The Center for Home Movies.