International film archives are streaming up a storm during lockdown. Australia’s movie trove isn’t even online
This Conversation article is about the lack of access we have to our very own NFSA, as compared to the film archive in Milan, and the British Film Institute. I held interviews (on zoom) with the directors and curators of these archives, and it was fascinating to see what they made available to people in lockdown. As I argued:
The increased traffic to the BFI and Cineteca Milano shows there is a want to engage with our film histories - coronavirus makes obvious how hampered Australians are in the access to ours.