Sister Projects

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Sister Projects


Activist, queer, feminist, anti-racist, experimental, video archives committed to saving and sharing activist and alternative media culture online.

Collection Items

Digital Transgender Archive
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the…

Luta ca caba inda: (The struggle is not over yet)
uta ca caba inda: The struggle is not over yet is an ongoing research project on the film history of Guinea-Bissau which began when a partially preserved film archive resurfaced in Bissau in 2012. The project was initiated and is conducted by Filipa…

London Community Video Archive
Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the London Community Video Archive (LCVA) will preserve, archive and share community videos made in the 1970s/80s in London and the South East. Portable video recording — now a technology routinely…

Media Burn Archive
Media Burn Archive is a 501(c)3 nonprofit in Chicago that collects, produces, and distributes documentary video created by artists, activists, and community groups. Our mission is to use archival media to deepen context and encourage critical thought…

Radical Film Network
The Radical Film Network was founded in 2013 when a group of activists, academics, filmmakers and programmers involved in radical film culture in the UK met to discuss the ways in which they could work together to support its development, growth and…

VHS Archives Working Group
The VHS Archives Working Group brings together scholars, students, librarians, archivists, technologists and community members interested in discussing questions, concerns and best practices about the use, preservation, digitization, and research of…

XFR Collective partners with artists, activists, and community organizations to lower the barriers to preserving at-risk audiovisual media – especially unseen, unheard, or marginalized works – through digitization, screenings, educational workshops,…

Edited By
A survey of 206 editors who invented, developed, fine-tuned and revolutionized the art of film editing.

Black Film Archive
Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films. In its current iteration, it showcases Black films made from 1915 to 1979 currently streaming.

DIVA TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists)
DIVA TV was founded in 1989 as a video-documenting affinity group
with ACT UP AIDS COALITION TO UNLEASH POWER, an activist group famous for its direct action against bureaucratic neglect and drug company profiteering in the AIDS crisis and widely…

Solomon Sir Jones Films, 1924-1928
The Solomon Sir Jones films consist of 29 silent black and white films documenting African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928. The films measure 12,800 feet (355 min). All films are B-wind positive prints, except one roll that…

The Black Trans Archive
An interactive archive made to store and centre Black trans people.Built from the ground up by Black trans coders and developers.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

From Third Cinema to Media Justice
From Third Cinema to Media Justice: Third World Majority and the Promise of Third Cinema is a collaborative multi-media archive and scholarship project consisting of an archive that contains the materials produced by Third World Majority during the…

Sillywish #5
Built in conversation with the VHS Archives Working Group, The Center for the Humanities, The Grad Center, CUNY

Digital Archive of the New York Women’s Video Festivals
My project aims to create a digital archive of the 1970s New York Women’s Video Festivals (NYWVF). Founded by Steina Vasulka and organized by artist Susan Milano, and coordinated by Ann Volkes and Shridhar Bapat, among others, the festivals represent…

Tranny Fest Collection
The Tranny Fest Collection documents the film festival from 1997-2003. The bulk of the collection consists of the Tranny Fest Media Library, which includes films submitted to the festival, trailers for Tranny Fest and recordings of Tranny Fest events…

The Missing Movies Manifesto
There is an immediate need to address this issue. The truth is that movies are simply not as available today as they were during the heyday of VHS when some brick-and-mortar video stores carried tens of thousands of titles. Now, with a few giant…
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