ARQUIVO (2019)


On September 2nd 2018, the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro was destroyed by a tragic fire, which burnt its 20-million archive to the ground. Since then, a team of scientists and researchers has worked tirelessly to rescue and recover pieces from the ashes, while dealing with limited resources and psychological trauma.


This documentary is an insight into the experience of the museum’s community and the state of the building after the fire. It explores the social impact of the event and the importance of cultural institutions in preserving childhood memories. The film was showcased in festivals worldwide and was recently nominated in the 'Best Documentary' category in Rio. 


Produced and Directed by Marta Miskaryan

Director of Photography and Sound Recordist - Jas Pitt

Editors - Marta Miskaryan and Alice Turnbull

Original Soundtrack - Flavia Tygel and Larissa Conforto




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