Photo Gallery: Fireworks in the Archive
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Photo Gallery: Fireworks in the Archive

Flaming Pictures Debate on Saving Historic Films Explodes

Is it acceptable to destroy cultural objects as if they were land mines? This is a question faced by archivists in Germany, where many of the country's historical films were shot on explosive nitrocellulose. A bitter fight has broken out in Germany over whether the film should be preserved or destroyed.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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