World Cinema Project

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The World Cinema Project (WCP) is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of neglected world cinema.wikipedia
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Martin Scorsese

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Founded in 2007 as the World Cinema Foundation by Martin Scorsese, it was inspired by the work of The Film Foundation in the United States, a similar venture which Scorsese founded with George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood in 1990. The World Cinema Foundation is backed by an advisory board "Filmmaker Council" which includes Martin Scorsese, Fatih Akin, Souleymane Cissé, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Wong Kar-Wai, Abbas Kiarostami, Deepa Mehta, Ermanno Olmi, Raoul Peck, Cristi Puiu, Walter Salles, Abderrahmane Sissako, Elia Suleiman, Bertrand Tavernier, Wim Wenders, and Tian Zhuangzhuang. Trances, a music documentary about Nass El Ghiwane an influential Moroccan music group, was picked by Martin Scorsese as the inaugural release for the foundation; it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and at Djemaa el-Fna square in Morocco.
In 1990, he founded The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to film preservation, and in 2007 he founded the World Cinema Foundation.

Ahmed El Maanouni

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He caught international attention when his film Trances was honored and presented by Martin Scorsese at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival to inaugurate the World Cinema Foundation.

Wim Wenders

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The World Cinema Foundation is backed by an advisory board "Filmmaker Council" which includes Martin Scorsese, Fatih Akin, Souleymane Cissé, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Wong Kar-Wai, Abbas Kiarostami, Deepa Mehta, Ermanno Olmi, Raoul Peck, Cristi Puiu, Walter Salles, Abderrahmane Sissako, Elia Suleiman, Bertrand Tavernier, Wim Wenders, and Tian Zhuangzhuang.
Wenders is a member of the advisory board of World Cinema Foundation.

Trances (film)

Trances
Trances, a music documentary about Nass El Ghiwane an influential Moroccan music group, was picked by Martin Scorsese as the inaugural release for the foundation; it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and at Djemaa el-Fna square in Morocco.
Originally released in 1981, it was restored in 2007 by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.

Nass El Ghiwane

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Trances, a music documentary about Nass El Ghiwane an influential Moroccan music group, was picked by Martin Scorsese as the inaugural release for the foundation; it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and at Djemaa el-Fna square in Morocco.
Originally released in 1981, it was restored in 2007 by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna /L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.

Lewat Djam Malam

After the Curfew
Beginning in 2010 on recommendation of JB Kristanto, the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and the World Cinema Foundation, in collaboration with Sinematek Indonesia, the Konfiden Foundation and Kineforum, began work on restoring the film; this restoration was meant as an impetus to better preserve classic Indonesian movies.

World cinema

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The World Cinema Project (WCP) is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of neglected world cinema.

Forest of the Hanged

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In 2010, the World Cinema Foundation released a restored version as part of their restoration projects.

Abbas Kiarostami

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The World Cinema Foundation is backed by an advisory board "Filmmaker Council" which includes Martin Scorsese, Fatih Akin, Souleymane Cissé, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Wong Kar-Wai, Abbas Kiarostami, Deepa Mehta, Ermanno Olmi, Raoul Peck, Cristi Puiu, Walter Salles, Abderrahmane Sissako, Elia Suleiman, Bertrand Tavernier, Wim Wenders, and Tian Zhuangzhuang.
Kiarostami was a member of the advisory board of World Cinema Foundation.

A Brighter Summer Day

Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian
In 2009, the World Cinema Foundation issued a restoration of A Brighter Summer Day, using the original 35mm camera and sound negatives provided by the Edward Yang Estate.

Enamorada (film)

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A restoration of the film by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the World Cinema Project will screen at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival under the Cannes Classics section in May 2018.

Insiang

In 2015, Insiang was digitally restored in a joint effort by the World Cinema Project (owned by director Martin Scorsese), L'Immagine Ritrovata and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).

Revenge (1989 film)

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The film was restored in 2010 by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna /L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory and released as Revenge.

Lucía

Lucia was digitally restored by the Cineteca di Bologna with funding from World Cinema Project and Turner Classic Movies and later screened at the Cannes Classics section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.

Taipei Story

In the United States, Janus Films gave a limited release of the film's 4K restoration, done by the World Cinema Project, on March 17, 2017.

Law of the Border

The Law of the Border
The film was restored in 2011 by the World Cinema Foundation at Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory.

Downpour (film)

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Restored in 2011 by Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project and Bahram Beyzai, the film drew quite some international attention and was shown in Italy and the US.

Redes (film)

RedesThe Wavefilm of the same name
It was restored in 2009 by the World Cinema Foundation.

Kalpana (1948 film)

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In 2010, it was being restored by the World Cinema Foundation (director Martin Scorsese is a founding member).

Touki Bouki

The film was restored in 2008 at Cineteca di Bologna / L’Immagine Ritrovata Laboratory by the World Cinema Foundation.

Manila in the Claws of Light

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The restoration is done by World Cinema Foundation and the Film Development Council of the Philippines at Cineteca di Bologna/ L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with LVN, Cinema Artists Philippines and Mike de Leon.

Nidhanaya

The Treasure
In 2013, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has collaborated with the World Cinema Foundation (WCF) for the restoration of the film.

The Winds of the Aures

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The Winds of the Aures will be restored by the World Cinema Project through the African Film Heritage Project initiative.

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The World Cinema Project (WCP) is a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of neglected world cinema.

The Film Foundation

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Founded in 2007 as the World Cinema Foundation by Martin Scorsese, it was inspired by the work of The Film Foundation in the United States, a similar venture which Scorsese founded with George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood in 1990.