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Lost footage from the ’60s and ’70s rediscovered

Almost 20,000 film cans that has been stored for decades in tunnels deep underground in central London have been brought back to light. Now owned by the Associated Press, the news bulletin footage that has recently endured a restoration process reveals clips of a young Saddam Hussein and footage of Beirut being billed as a holiday destination.
July 2, 2009

Almost 20,000 film cans that have been stored for decades in tunnels deep underground in central London have been brought back to light. Now owned by the Associated Press, the news bulletin footage that has recently endured a restoration process reveals clips of a young Saddam Hussein and footage of Beirut being billed as a holiday destination.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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