Francois Beaurain


Restoring Liberian TV archive

Monrovia, 2020

Since a few years, I've been helping to restore and digitize the U-matic archive of LBS (Liberian Broadcasting System).

The U-matic ttapes contain local television news and documentaries from the 1980s onward. This is a unique opportunity to bring back to Liberia (and the world) a piece of its memory about pre-war historical events, people and places, which were overwhelmed by violence. These texts, images and sounds cannot be recovered in any other manner.

This cultural heritage project has receiced the support of MoMA.