IRRC No. 854

Humanitarian organizations enter the world of cinema: ICRC films in the 1920s

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In 2001 restoration of the ICRC's film archives covering the period 1920-1957 was completed. Nearly a hundred exceptional documents on the organization's activities were saved and made accessible to the public. This article relates the circumstances surrounding the ICRC's first steps in cinematography in the early 1920s. This innovative and promising medium was turned to good account to make known the ICRC's new assistance activities at the end of the First World War.

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