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Home Movie Day and Night: The 24-Hour Marathon

Because of arrangements with the contributing archives, the Home Movie Day and Night webcast is now available to view upon special request for research purposes. Please email 24hours@homemovieday.com with requests or inquiries.

On October 27, 2019 the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, viewers tuned in for a first-of-its-kind 24-hour webcast of home movies from every time zone around the globe. Home Movie Day and Night: The 24-Hour Marathon celebrates people and places all over the world by sharing home movies of where we live.

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The livestream began on YouTube (with secondary feed on Facebook) at noon Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and for the following 24 hours it moved around the world and through each time zone, crisscrossing the 20th and 21st centuries. (See detailed schedule and maps here.) Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or if you’d like to share images or thoughts. Send email to 24hours@homemovieday.com and connect to us on social media:



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People & Places: Home Movies of Where We Live

Curators and contributors to Home Movie Day and Night were encouraged to find films that depict life in places where they were created and show something about the individuals and cultures that inspired them. Amateur films can be both intimate and global at the same time—showing what is unique to a place, but also universal. As we move around the world during the webcast, viewers will travel through time together to watch the opening of a family-owned grocery store in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the 1970s, a boy toddler after his bath, having a manicure and hugging his teddy bear in Frankfurt in 1939, a band marching down the street in Malaysia in 1955, and teenagers playing on a playground in Old Crow Village, Yukon Territory in 2014. In these home movies, the word “home” implies a state of mind as much as a physical location.


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Thanks to the Association of Moving Image Archivists for their sponsorship