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CHM 2013 Fundraiser – Help us Out!

Posted by December 18th, 2013

2013 has been a banner year for CHM — this new Website, Home Grown Movies, the Home Movie Registry , and CHM-sponsored events at the Richmond AMIA Conference — all of these achievements have only been possible with the help of our friends and diner.  Please help out with a contribution, however modest!

Contributors from outside the United States should donate through PayPal, using this button:

Donations may also be sent to:
The Center for Home Movies
P.O. Box 4797
Baltimore MD 21211

CHM Presents “Home Grown Movies”

Posted by December 13th, 2013

The Center for Home Movies is happy to introduce “Home Grown Movies,” an online compilation of 11 home movies and amateur films from Home Movie Day events around the world.  HGM stands as the long-awaited sequel to our popular Living Room Cinema Vol. I DVD, and will present ongoing additions as new home movie discoveries emerge from Home Movie Day events each year.


A Call for Asian American Home Movies

Posted by December 13th, 2013

The Center for Asian American Media, in partnership with the Internet Archive is calling on the public to share 8mm, Super8, and 16mm films for their project, Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies.

“Our mission is to present stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences and home movies are an unacknowledged, and yet rich, part of that history,” said CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong. “We hope to inspire future generations and connect them to the past and to the visual record of how earlier generations became Asian American.”

Read more about this project, and contribute to the effort at CAAM.

Mark Decena and “The War Inside”

Posted by November 21st, 2013

"The War Inside is Decena’s intimate reflection on his early life, personally narrated to footage from his family’s home movie collection. It is a complex story about his parents’ painful separation, his Japanese mother’s strong will to raise three boys alone, and the negative feelings he had towards his Filipino half; a result of his parents’ divorce. Originally commissioned as a live performance for the closing night of CAAMFest 2013, “The War Inside” marked the official public launch of the Memories to Light initiative and is the first of many commissioned works to come. . . . " Read the full interview with Mark Decena at CAAM: http://caamedia.org/memoriestolight/2013/11/19/conversation-with-mark-decena-writer-and-director-of-the-war-inside/