Supporters of the Archive
The Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive truly is a communal archive. With foundations in the popular films that people have loved, that love continues to manifest in the support it receives. This archive is a communal project that would not survive with an abundance of support by the community. Over the years there have a been a number of people and institutions who have supported the archive in terms of time and money. Thank you to all of you for your generosity!
Michael Nyman: Our good friend from England, the well known composer, has assisted us in the rescue of various films and as part of that he paid for a refrigerated trailer to carry our nitrate movie collection from Mexico to the US border. Thanks to his efforts we were able to bring the collection to the safest place on earth for nitrate films.
Jan Christopher Horak: Jan Christopher, with the aid of the UCLA Film and Television Archive has been the godfather of Permanencia Voluntaria. Thanks to him we were able to save our entire Nitrate collection as he was able to make a deal so the collection could be stored in the Santa Clarita vaults, a haven for nitrate films. Over the years he has also helped us to restore various films from our archive.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia: This organization has been one of our biggest allies since the beginning of Permanencia Voluntaria. They have given us a space to show our movies and in the past few years we have been able to release the recently restored films. They have also helped put us in contact with people of other archives to expand our connections.
One of our latest films shown in the Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia, Santo Contra los Hombres Infernales, was one of the most attended showings they have ever had in the film festival.
Meghan Brown Saavedra: This Texan hero works from the shadows and supports the archive as Mexico’s Country Coordinator for the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. She has served in this position since 2017. The program invites young adults ages 21-29 to a transformative, year-long journey in international service. These young adults serve in the spirit of accompaniment to walk alongside their host communities and work sites, one of which is Permanencia Voluntaria.
Meg McClure: This distant hero came to us from Minnesota in the US and embraced the archive as her own during her year of service as a YAGM from 2017-2018. Meg spent much of her time assisting in the recovery in the aftermath of the September 2017 earthquake, rescuing and inventorying the paper archive, and searching the world for other heros to join the fight by developing Permanencia Voluntaria’s first website.
Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara
Academy Film Archive
Orphan Film Symposium
In addition following the earthquake of September 2017 there was an outpouring of cinematic love as people donated to help the archive get back on its feet and save our films from being lost forever. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the donations we received. Many people also sent us messages of love and encouragement that were the fuel for our spirits during this difficult time. We want to thank you for your words. Also many thanks for all the volunteers who came out to our location to help with the heavy lifting as we worked to save the films. In addition thank you to the people who searched for other creative ways in which to help us.
An extra special thanks and shout out to Peter Conheim, Colin Gunckel, and Raquel Craz for moving so quickly and putting together the campaigns for funding. We will always be grateful for the speed in helping us get back on our feet.
Thank you to all who donated to our GoFundMe projects and everyone else who contributed in other ways. There are many people who passed by the buildings of Baticine and Permanencia Voluntaria to help us whom we don't know and we would like to thank them as well.
Calderón Family El Paso/Austin Texas
Anneke and Adriaan de Monchy
Charles and Anne Horak
Kara Van Malssen
Jan Christopher Horak
Stephanie Schulte/ Arsenal/Berlinale Forum
Nicole Wolf/ Arsenal/Berlinale Forum
Luis Torres Bohl/Mexicanal
Denis Doros & Amy Heller
Ignacio Sanchez Prado
Andrea & Roger Canales
Cine Tonalá CDMX
Minneapolis Film Society
Josh Saco Cigarret Burns Cinema
Caroline Gil Rodríguez
Luisa de Lachica
María Campaña Ramia
Rena & David Kiehn
Martin de Torcy
Miriam Acosta Pelangka
Philip David Morgan
Hugo César García
Filmoteca de la UNAM