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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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An examination of the radical politics and cinema of the legendary documentary film program devoted to social change.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Challenge for Change.
Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)468102791
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Waugh; Ezra Winton; Michael Brendan Baker
ISBN: 9780773585263 0773585265
OCLC Number: 767733252
Notes: "Foreword, Naomi Klein"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 574 pages) : illustrations
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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