6 mins.

In the era before smartphones, "home movies" shot with film cameras were often projected on to the living room walls of people's homes, then stored away in boxes as family treasures, rarely to be viewed again.

The Chicago Film Archives began a project to collect and preserve these films, dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Pulling from hundreds of hours of home movie footage in the CFA’s collection, We Love examines the power of the camera to reveal similarities in human behavior across time, suggesting we are all more the same than we are different.

Excerpt from We Love: