The novelty of a film on African photography, which until then had hardly been studied, surely helped FUTURE REMEMBRANCE win prizes. Added to that is the film's humor that derives from the inventiveness and good humor of its subjects. At the time, "ethnographic film" was still assumed to be (yaaaaaawn!) "educational."

Prix planète of the 17th Panorama of Ethnographic Film, Paris, March 1998

Award of Excellence from the Film, Video and Interactive Media Festival, Society for Visual Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, June 1998

Best Ethnographic Film at the International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival Parnu, Estonia, July 1998

Premio Communita Montana Colline del Flora of the 3. Maremma Doc Festival, Pitigliano, Italy, November 1998

Reportage Photographique, Festival International du film d'art, Paris, December 1998

Winning Film (contemporary folk life and popular culture) in the 1999 VITAS Film Festival, UCLA Film and Folklore Association, Los Angeles, March 1999

Documentary Film Prize of the Athens Film Festival, Ohio, May 1999

FUTURE REMEMBRANCE belongs to the video collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.