Screened as part of NZIFF 2020

Masterclass: Archive and Film Museums. Treasure Chest or Mausoleum? 

Directed by Marten Rabarts, Honiana Love, Rajendra Roy, Sandra Den Hamer

Film Archives play an essential role in preserving and restoring (inter)national film heritage but increasingly they also contribute to the creation of new films made from archive material such as They Call Me Babu and State Funeral in this year’s festival selection.

60 minutes

Join Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand National Film Archive Chief Executive — Tumu Whakarae Honiana Love, with international guests Sandra Den Hamer, Director EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) New York, in conversation with Marten Rabarts.

You can watch a recorded version of the Masterclass, here.

About the Guest Speakers:

Honiana Love (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngā Ruahinerangi), Chief Executive — Tumu Whakarae, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision 
Prior to joining Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision as Pou Ārahi, Honiana Love was Senior Adviser Māori at Manatū Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage. She has over 25 years of archival experience – including working as an archivist at Archives New Zealand and Te Reo o Taranaki, and as a librarian. Honiana is passionate about connecting people with their tūpuna and taonga. She was appointed Chief Executive — Tumu Whakarae in November 2019.

Sandra Den Hamer, Director, EYE Filmmuseum
After studying Film and TV Studies at the University of Utrecht, Sandra Den Hamer started her career at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 1986, where she worked as coordinator for the CineMart and the Hubert Bals Fund supporting filmmakers from Latin America, Asia and Africa. In 2000 she was appointed director of the IFFR together with Simon Field, becoming general director in 2004. From 1 September 2007 she became director of the Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, which merged on 1 January 2010 with Holland Film, the Netherlands Institute for Film Education and the Filmbank into EYE Filmmuseum. Eye organises exhibitions at the intersection of film and art, and film programmes that illuminate cinema from the early days of film history up to contemporary arthouse films. EYE presents film in all its diversity and promotes Dutch cinema and film culture at home and abroad. EYE also stimulates a better understanding and love of film through learning programmes organised in collaboration with the education sector and the film industry.

Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
Rajendra Roy has been the Chief Curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art in New York since 2007. In this capacity he manages a collection of over 30,000 works and has helped create exhibitions on Pedro Almodóvar, Wim Wenders, Tim Burton and Mike Nichols, among others. He co-authored the book The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule (2013). He is a member of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented annually with Film at Lincoln Center. Previously, he was director of programming and artistic director for the Hamptons International Film Festival, as well as the only American member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition section from 20042008. Roy has been a member of numerous juries and associations including Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance, SXSW, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Independent Spirit Awards.