To celebrate this year's World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on Oct 27, Unesco Bangkok is holding a competition calling for slogans that best capture the importance of this occasion.
Moving images and sound recordings are emblematic of 20th century culture, telling stories and offering historical, as well as cultural details often unavailable elsewhere. As such, efforts to preserve these cultural treasures for future generations deserve support.
In the Asia-Pacific region in particular, however, efforts to preserve vintage film and sound recordings face many obstacles, such as funding woes and weather conditions unsuited to affordable, long-term storage of recordings.
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