restricted access Don’t Throw Film Away: The FIAF 70th Anniversary Manifesto (France, 2008)

The FIAF manifesto is in many ways the antithesis to the pragmatism underlying Paolo Cherchi Usai’s “Lindgren Manifesto,” which follows. A full-throated defense of analog film in the face of the digital revolution, the FIAF manifesto makes the case that any and all film, no matter its aesthetic, political, or historical significance, ought to be saved. If Cherchi Usai is channeling the pragmatism of Ernest Lindgren, the FIAF manifesto is much more in the tradition of Henri Langlois.