Guillermo Navarro filming 'I Am Number Four', 2010

UNESCO proposal from Guillermo Navarro

“Film is the Rosetta Stone of our times. Since film was invented a little more than 100 years ago, it has become a universal medium for telling stories that has entertained and enlightened people in every corner of the world. I believe that it is both important and appropriate for cinematographers and other filmmakers from around the world to unite by asking UNESCO to recognize the important role that film has played in our culture.”
Guillermo Navarro ASC, A.M.C.

From Guillermo Navarro’s speech addressing attendees at the 2008 Kodak dinner held in honour of the Oscar nominees for cinematography

Image: Guillermo Navarro filming I Am Number Four, 2010