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Home Movie Day

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Home Movie Day

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The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, compile audio comments about Saturday's planned celebration of home movies. The event honors pre-camcorder America, when friends and family were captured on 8 mm and 16 mm celluloid. Promoters of the event say home movies give us a look at the past that newsreel and old TV broadcasts can't. Some are very private statements about how the camera operator viewed the world; others show new perspectives. For example, an African-American family's home movies show segregated life from their point of view. Other films are unintentional "art."