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Borom Sarret

(Senegal/1963) by Ousmane Sembène
Borom Sarret
Borom Sarret

Manila in the Claws of Light

Maynila Sa Mga Kuko Ng Liwanag (Philippines/1975) by Lino Brocka
Manila
Manila

Downpour

(Ragbar/1972) by Bahram Beyzaie
Downpour
Downpour

Kalpana

(India/1948) by Uday Shankar
Kalpana
Kalpana

After the Curfew

Lewat Djam Malam (Indonesia, 1954) by Usmar Ismail
After the Curfew
After the Curfew

Law of the Border

(Hudutlarin Kanunu,Turkey/1966) by Lüfti Ö Akad

Revenge

(Mest, USSR/1989) by Ermek Shinarbaev

A River Called Titash

(Titash Ekti Nadir Naam,India-Bangladesh/1973) by Ritwik Ghatak

MISSION

The World Cinema Project (WCP) is a program of The Film Foundation dedicated to preserving and restoring neglected films from around the world – in particular, those countries lacking the financial and technical ability to do so.

Established by Martin Scorsese, the WCP supports and encourages preservation efforts to save the worldwide patrimony of films, ensuring that they are preserved, seen and shared. Its goal is to defend the body and spirit of cinema in the belief that preserving works of the past can encourage future generations to treat film as a universal form of expression.

Cinema is an international language, an international art, but, above all, it is a source of enlightenment. There are wonderful, remarkable films, past and present, from Mexico, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia that deserve to be known and seen. Martin Scorsese has created the World Cinema Project with the specific purpose of calling attention to the global cause of film preservation.