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Perhaps the most exciting discovery at this year's Orphan Film Symposium was With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain, by photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. (Courtesy of Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, Tamiment Library, NYU)

Orphan Films - Recapturing Lost Snippets of History

Buffs gather from around the world to watch newly uncovered films by the likes of Orson Welles, Henri Cartier-Bresson and others

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“Collectively, this vast body of neglected films is giving us a new understanding of the past,” Streible says. “Histories get revived. More screenings follow. Articles are written.” And with luck, the discoveries screened at this Orphan Film Symposium will soon filter out to the public at large.

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