restricted access A New Source of History: The Creation of a Depository for Historical Cinematography (Poland/France, 1898)

The oldest film manifesto in this book, and probably the first, Bolesław Matuszewski’s manifesto arguing for the creation of a film archive is prescient in the way it postulates the role to be played by cinema as a historical document. The manifesto is all the more impressive as it is written three short years after the invention of cinema in France by the Lumière brothers.