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Mission Statement


The mission of the Center for Home Movies (CHM) is to collect, preserve, provide access to, and promote understanding of home movies and amateur motion pictures.




The activities of the Center for Home Movies include, but are not limited to the following:

* Continuing administration of International Home Movie Day, an annual event dedicated to emphasizing the historical and cultural value of home movies and education the public about moving image preservation

* Contributing to a strong community through efforts with local, cutural, historical, and educational institutions

* Forging partnerships with institutions and individuals worldwide

* Collecting home movies and related materials of national and international significance

* Promoting ongoing documentation of people and cultures through moving images

* Encouraging the use of home movies in multidisciplinary research, study, and publications

* Deepening our understanding of people and culture through exhibitions, programs and other activities