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Repatriation Resources

Below is information regarding the repatriation of American films from foreign archives to preservation institutions in the United States.

The Repatriation of Motion Picture Films

by David Francis, June 2010

Repatriation is based on the Latin word ‘patria.’ It is the act of bringing something back to the homeland. That something can be a person or an object. On this occasion it is the repatriation of motion picture films.

1980s and 1990s U.S. Film Repatriation

Projects coordinated by Susan Dalton of the American Film Institute Statistics and Archival Distribution, compiled by Paul Spehr.

Recent Film Repatriation Projects in the News

Earlier Film Repatriation Efforts

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