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Memories to Light Featured in the SFBG

Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies, was featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian today.  Read the full article here.

Here is an excerpt from the article.

Given today’s technology, it’s never been a better time to share these stories recorded on early film. Memories to Light takes donated home movies, digitizes them, and returns the original copy and a digital copy to the family. That way, the original footage doesn’t just sit in an archive and collect dust. And all it costs is the family’s willingness to share their little slice of history.

“One of the tenants of this project is not to treat these like they’re copyrighted materials that we need to monetize,” Gong explained. “That it is with a new ethos of saying that like a participatory society and culture that we can have greater effect in the culture if we do our best to make this stuff as widely accessible as possible.”

Thank you, Kirstie Haruta, for writing such a great article!