The Honourable Monica Ell supports NMAC in Nunavut Legislature

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 – Nunavut Hansard – Member’s Statement: UNESCO Audiovisual History – IBC’s Archives (pp. 6-7)

Hon. Monica Ell:

“… Mr. Speaker, UNESCO designated October 27 as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in order to raise awareness of the challenges linked to audiovisual heritage preservation.

“If we do not protect and preserve the film, radio, and television programs which make up our audiovisual heritage, we will lose a significant part of our history and culture. That is why I support the efforts of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation to build a Nunavut media arts centre. Many of you know that I once worked at IBC, so I can tell you firsthand how important it is to preserve the archives held at IBC in a much safer environment. It would be a loss of unimaginable horror if the Inuit audiovisual history created by IBC over the last 30 years or so became damaged or lost. I don’t even want to imagine that.

“Super Samu, with the call-in shows, interviews with the gone elders, and the other shows which are so precious to us should be safe and in good condition for future generations. So I take this opportunity to thank all the past and current IBC staff for their dedication and good work. … ” To read more, see pages 6-7.

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