What I Learned from 8mm

Poster (still) frame from the opening title of the film, What I Learned from 8mm

What I Learned from 8mm

What insights do old home movies give us into the daily lives of past generations, and why should they be preserved for posterity? These are the kinds of questions asked by local film director in his personal and insightful journey, What I Learned From 8mm.

Home movie makers concentrated on family and friends, done with a shared love of our children, vacations, homes, backyards, or waiting for the parade to pass. These home movies give us information that is not orchestrated, not propaganda, and not made for money, yet they are being discarded at an alarming rate.


Sean Scally



Film Details

2021, 16 min