In a world of instant video clips and on-demand visual recordings - just draw your smartphones and start shooting, like gun-slingers - it's hard to recall a time when documenting events in moving images was a feat.
Today's ubiquity of recording devices empowers us to video the most trivial moments in life, whereas in the not-so-distant past, the visual evidence of the country's historic convulsions - something that shaped the course of our history - was rare, or lost. "If it's not on film, it doesn't exist," someone once said. History is written by the winner, of course, but it's also written by moving pictures.
Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the Oct 14, 1973, student uprising. A long list of commemorative events has been scheduled, and please allow me to share with you my small contribution to the memory of the fateful day four decades ago (the memory, like most memories, I didn't actually experience but inherited).
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