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Challenge for Change : activist documentary at the National Film Board of Canada

Author: Thomas Waugh; Ezra Winton; Michael Brendan Baker
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010.
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The National Film Board of Canada is one of the world's premier centres for documentary filmmaking. One particularly influential area of the NFB's great body of works was the bilingual, activist  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Waugh; Ezra Winton; Michael Brendan Baker
ISBN: 9780773536623 0773536620 9780773536630 0773536639
OCLC Number: 468102791
Notes: "Foreword, Naomi Klein"--Cover.
Description: xxiv, 574 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Forty years later ... a space for Challenge for Change/Societ́e nouvelle / Michael Brendan Baker, Thomas Waugh, and Ezra Winton --
Part 1. Historical spaces: in the heat of the action --
2. Grierson and Challenge for Change (1984) / Colin Low --
3. In the hands of citizens: a video report (1969) / Dorothy Todd Henaut and Bonnie Sherr Klein --
4. Saint-Jerome: The experience of a filmmaker as social animator (1968) / Fernand Dansereau --
5. A voice for Canadian Indians: an Indian film crew (1968) / Noel Starblanket --
6. Fiction film as social animator (1971-72) / interview with Leonard Forest by Dorothy Todd Renaut --
7. Working with film: experiences with a group of films about working mothers (1975) / Kathleen Shannon [and others] --
8. Memo to Michelle about decentralizing the means of production (1972) / John Grierson --
9. Can we evaluate Challenge for Change? (1972) / Dan Driscoll --
Part 2. Community spaces: filming at the margins --
10. Media for the people: The Canadian experiments with film and video in community development (1992) / Peter K. Wiesner --
11. Cities for change: the housing challenge / Gerda Johanna Cammaer --
12. The En tant que femmes Series, the film "Souris, tu m'inquietes," and the imaging of women's consciousness in 1970s Quebec / Marie-Eve Fortin --
13. Le mouton noir: videographe and the Legacy of Societe nouvelle / Scott MacKenzie --
14. The Things I cannot change: a revisionary reading / Brenda Longfellow --
Part 3. Screen spaces: Spotlight on the films and filmmakers --
15. You are on Indian land: interview with George Stoney (1980) / Alan Rosenthal --
16. Cree hunters of Mistassini: Challenge for Change and Aboriginal rights / Michelle Stewart --
17. "Nation Time" at Kwacha House: The transitional modalilties of Encounter at Kwacha House-Halifax / Kass Banning --
18. The films of Maurice Bulbulian: science and conscience / Thomas Waugh --
19. The curious case of Wilf: Popular music in Canadian documentary / Michael Brendan Baker --
20. Portapak as performance: VTR St-Jacques and VTR Rosedale / Brian Rusted --
21. Bonnie Klein, Saul Alinsky, and the American Experience / Stephen Michael Charbonneau --
22. Michel Regnier's "Films-Outil" / Liz Czach --
Leonard Forest and Acadia / Jeanne Deslandes --
24. Filmmaker as history: the interventionist films of Martin Duckworth / Michael Lithgow --
25. Les filles du Roy / Jerry White --
26. In praise of anomaly: Le bomhomme and Rose's House / Kalli Paakspuu --
27. Getting close and staying far: Pierre Lasry and the solo moms / Jason Lindop --
28. Paper Wheat: Alternative theatre meets alternative filmmaking / Christopher Meir --
29. "Would I ever like to work": The "Working Mothers" films and the construction of community --
30. O, Canada! George Stoney's challenge (1999) / Deirdre Boyle --
Part 4. Discursive spaces: theorizing challenge for change/societe nouvelle --
31. Societe nouvelle: the Challenge to Change in the alternative public sphere (1996) / Scott MacKenzie --
32. Meeting at the poverty line: Government policy, social work, and media activism in the challenge for change program / Zoe Druick --
33. Amateur video and the Challenge for Change (1995) / Janine Marchessault --
34. Video: The Politics of culture and community (1996) / Ron Burnett --
35. Winds and things: towards a reassessment of the Challenge for Change/Societe nouvelle legacy --
36. "If a revolution is screened and no one is there to see it, does it make a sound?" The politics of distribution and counterpublics / Ezra Winton and Jason Garrison --
Part 5. Conclusion: contemporary reincarnations --
37. Filmmaker-in-Residence: the digital grandchild of Challenge for Change / interview with Katerina Cizek by Liz Miller --
38. Thirty years and twelve thousand miles away ... / Vijaya Mulay.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Waugh, Michael Brendan Baker, Ezra Winton.

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