Series - UNESCO-produced films

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UNESCO-produced films

Date(s)

  • 1948- (Creation)

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Series

Extent and medium

7500 film cans, some thousands of video tapes

Context area

Repository

Archival history

Since 1948, all big events of UNESCO have been filmed, indexed and the material stored in the archives of the Audiovisual Section of the Bureau of Public Information.

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Scope and content

The first documentary films produced by the organisation were published in the 1950s in order to show the activities of the organisation and to promote them to the external public. In 1958 a unit for radio and television production was established and started to broadcast regularly images taken on the occasion of official visits of state presidents, journeys of the Director General, inauguration etc.

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Conditions governing access

The archives of film production are stored by and accessible via the Audiovisual Section of the Bureau of Public Information (BPI/AUD) on demand.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

1945-1988 film material
1988-1988 3/4 Inch (BVU, Umatic)
Since 1988 BETA SP, BETA NUM DV CAM

Finding aids

Online search of a small part of the film material is possible via the UNESCO Archives Multimedia Database.

All other film material is indexed in an electronic database which is accessible at the Audiovisual Section of the Bureau of Public Information.

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