Your film collection will die unless it's properly stored, managed, and cared for. High temperatures and humidity levels will wreak havoc on film.
One can only imagine what running a film archive in Sudan would be like....
In this article from The Guardian, Sara Jadallah (daughter of Sudanese filmmaker Jadallah Jubara) opens up about how she's preserving her father's legacy, by digitizing Sudan's first private archive of 15 and 35mm film.
A very important look at how valuable film is to cultures around the world.
In his early years, Jubara faced resistance from a conservative Sudanese society, making it difficult for him to find actors. So he encouraged family members to work with him, including Jadallah. “He believed that cameramen were the most important people in the world ... and in their hands was the most important weapon,” she said. Jadallah, who made a name for herself as a national swimming champion despite having polio as a child, also studied film in Cairo. She worked with her father when he began to lose his eyesight due to old age, helping him film part of an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.