In the Spirit of Marc Karlin is a project co-founded by Holly Aylett, fellow documentarist and founder member of Vertigo, Marc Karlin’s archivist Andy Robson and Hermione Harris, anthropologist, collaborator on Nicaraguan project and partner of Marc Karlin. It aims to secure Marc’s film and paper archive, to facilitate research and publication, and to build a platform for future generations to have access to Marc’s work. This blog is written and maintained by Andy Robson.

Holly Aylett is a documentary filmmaker, lecturer and cultural sector director. Until last year she was managing editor of Vertigo Magazine, the UK’s leading independent quarterly on the moving image, which she co-founded with Marc Karlin and others. She is founding director of the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity, a cross-arts organisation supporting UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, 2005.  She is a former member of the cultural committee of UNESCO’s UK Commission and a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London, contributing to audiovisual policy discussion at national and international level. She has worked extensively abroad especially in Latin America and has recently been consulting on audiovisual policy and projects in the regions of the Greater Caribbean and East Africa.

Andy Robson is Marc Karlin’s archivist. Andy was Assistant producer on Mosaic Films’ London Recut, an interactive archive project, funded by Film London, allowing users to edit their own film using unearthed archive footage donated by London Borough Archives. He was also Archive Researcher on Emily James’ Just-Do-It, a crowd funded documentary focusing on the secret activities of environmental direct action activists in theUK.  Andy is a graduate of the M.A in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia. His placement on the course was with Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope.  He identified and catalogued over 3000 production assets in Coppola’s personal archive.

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