The Film Prayer (USA, c. 1920)
Abstract

Written in 1920 as a cautionary note to film projectionists, this manifesto had a worldwide circulation inside film canisters and was reprinted widely in trade journals and film catalogues, most notably in Eastman Kodak’s. The “Prayer” was still in circulation in the 1950s in Crawley Films film canisters. This is the only manifesto written from film stock’s point of view.