Fonds BVF03 - CVET

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After the organisation found itself without premises, its video archives were temporarily housed at the Western Cape Provincial Library Service. While there, Michigan State University embarked on a process of digitising the source material, which continued until its funding ran out.

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Centre for Curating the Archive.

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Founded in 1973, the Community Video Education Trust (CVET) was formed to democratise media access and use video technology as a catalyst in social development. Primarily active in the Western Cape, it trained members of various community organisations in video production and produced material for a variety of organisations. Especially during the 1980s, it covered many political events in the Western Cape. The material ranges from newsreel-type footage on umatic, and CVET student productions to an assortment of completed documentaries from other sources, mostly on VHS.


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No restrictions apply.

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CVET retains all intellectual property rights in the material. Written permission is required to reproduce the material.

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Collection consists of film reels, umatics, and VHS tapes. Please arrange viewing in advance.

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