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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 'WDAH' Celebrations on 27 October 2018 Theme

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 'WDAH' Celebrations on 27 October: Details, Aim, History

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) is celebrated every year on 27th October around the world. It aims to raise awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents (films, sound and video recordings, television and radio programs).

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH-2018) theme of the day selected by UNESCO is "Your Story is Moving".

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) celebrations focuses to raise general awareness to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations and calls to take urgent measures to conserve this heritage and ensure it remains accessible to the public and to future generations.

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) was proposed at United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) general conference in 2005. It was celebrated for the first time on 27th October 2007.

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) primarily focus at leveraging public awareness of the need for preservation, providing opportunities to celebrate specific local, national or international aspects of the heritage, highlighting  accessibility of archives, attracting media attention to heritage issues, raising the cultural status of audiovisual heritage ad highlighting audiovisual heritage in danger especially in developing countries.


 

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