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CA$ 61
pledged of CA$ 38,000pledged of CA$ 38,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 23 2019 8:04 PM UTC +00:00

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Would you like to see hen's teeth??  We hear so many stories of films that have been lost forever. It is said that more than 90% of films made prior to WW1 are gone. We have the opportunity to preserve a slice of that history. 

The process to preserve and digitize these unique imagess is not a simple one and as such, I am inviting you to participate in this endeavor. This film titled "The Mysterious Sausage" is what is called a chase comedy. Filmed in 1913, it follows a character through various scenes in and around the Nice region of France. In one scene, a character sits reading a newspaper enjoying a picnic lunch. The cinematographer does not realize the irony he creates by capturing French soldiers in the background. 

This reel is on 28mm Pathe film. This type of film was used from 1912-1914 and as such is well over 100 years old and exceedingly rare. I believe this to be the only known copy of this film. It will require very specialized handling. There are only a few firms that handle 28mm film scanning in North America. I invite you to assist in the preservation of this visual document.

Risks and challenges

As this film is in delicate condition, the preservation will require great care. The primary challenges of this project are logistical and professional handling. My years of historical knowledge and industry contact will see this to fruition.

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    6 digital images of Pre War France 1913

    You will receive 6 assorted digital images from the film. These images have not been viewed in many years, and represent French culture prior to the outbreak of WW1. The digital photos you will be sent will be of high resolution and quality.

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    DVD Copy of this Film

    DVD Copy of this film. You will receive a DVD showing all the scenes from this 1913 French chase comedy titled "The Mysterious Sausage" This is a lost film that has amazing imagery from Prewar France.

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