Discovering the heritage of Italian private cinema

Memoryscapes is the first platform dedicated to the rediscovery of Italy's private heritage in a small gauge format. Memoryscapes is created with the aim of making accessible part of the archive materials preserved and digitized by Home Movies: a sort of online archive in progress annually updated with new thematic series or curatorial paths.
Through a simple and immediate navigation based on a research by years, themes, places, formats and authors you will be able to explore the world of home movies and amateur films of the last century. With Memoryscapes you will be able to capture the transformation of the Italian landscape, social changes, customs and daily life from the 1920s to the 1980s: from the War to the happy days of Liberation, from the economic boom to the first mention of women's emancipation, from protests to demonstrations. A mosaic of portraits and lives through the lens of amateur filmmakers.
Memoryscapes is the result of a long work of research, selection, description, digitization and video editing on Super 8, 8mm, 16mm and 9,5mm films shot during the 1920s and the 1980s, and preserved by Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia and other archives. An immense and hidden heritage, now accessible to anyone from a fixed or mobile location: researchers, school and university teachers, filmmakers and people who simply want to immerse themselves in the images and landscapes of memory.
Un progetto di
Home Movies
Con il contributo di
Home Movies
Home Movies
Web design
Home Movies