Film

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Ask a Silly Question
Kastner, John
Film/Video
2012
An inquiry into the polling and market industry. Through bogus street polls, we see how frequently people are willing to give opinions on subject matter they know nothing about.
The Betrayal
Winther, Karen
Film/Video
2011
The filmmaker's personal journey to confront her past, baring her soul to those most hurt by her troubled youth when she ricocheted from far-left radicalism to neo-Nazi fascism out of a desperate need...
Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
Gertten, Fredrik
Film/Video
2011
First there was a film about banana workers saying the Dole Food Company had made them infertile. Then Dole attacked the filmmakers. Now it's time for a new film!
Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
De Felitta, Raymond
Film/Video
2012
In 1965, African-American waiter Booker Wright spoke out in a television documentary, outraging many white Southerners and resulting in his murder. Years later, the filmmaker's son returns to examine...
Brink of Reality: New Canadian Documentary Film and Video
Steven, Peter
Book
1983
From angles both practical and philosophical, Peter Steven examines the business of making documentaries in Canada and reaching audiences with them.
Call Me Kuchu
Zouhall-Worrall, Malika; Fairfax, Katherine
Film/Video
2012
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while ...
Canned Dreams
Gauriloff, Katja
Film/Video
2012
A simple can of ravioli propels this spectacular 30,000-kilometre, eight-country journey through all phases of food production and the far flung sources of international ingredients.
Crayons of Askalan
Hotait, Laila
Film/Video
2011
In 1975, at the age of fifteen, Palestinian artist Zuhdi Al Adaw is sentenced and confined in the high security prison of Askalan, Israel for fifteen years. With the help of his fellow prisoners and t...
Detropia
Ewing, Heidi; Grady, Rachel
Film/Video
2012
A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.
Drought
Gonzalez, Evereado
Film/Video
2011
As a result of the persistent drought, an entire community prepares for an inevitable exodus from their homeland in northern Mexico.
Espoir Voyage
Zongo, Michel K.
Film/Video
2012
Like many young men of his country, Joanny travelled from Burkina Faso to the more affluent Ivory Coast in search of work and a better life. For many young Burkinabe men this emigration is a ritual an...
The Field of Magic
Survila, Mindaugas
Film/Video
2011
Field of Magic is a docu-poem about people living for over two decades in Buda forest near the closed down Kariotiške.s dump, 40 km from Vilnius, Lithuania. A result of four year’s work, the film capt...
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Finding North
Silverbush, Lori; Jacobson, Kristi
Film/Video
2012
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
G-Dog
Mock, Freida
Film/Video
2012
Unlikely gang expert Jesuit Father Boyle, known as G-Dog, creates Homeboy Industries, leading former gang involved youth to become a positive force in their communities.
Herman's House
Bhalla, Angad Singh
Film/Video
2012
'What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?' This film captures the remarkable creative journey and friendship of Herman Wallace,...
Inocente
Fine, Sean; Nix, Andrea
Film/Video
2012
Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children.
The Invisible War
Dick, Kirby
Film/Video
2012
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.
Jai Bhim Comrade
Patwardhan, Anand
Film/Video
2011
India’s Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as “untouchables”. The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, i...
John Sayles and Working-Class History
Roberts, Nora Ruth
Article
1997
Even if we know that community and solidarity will be harder to win than Sayles' newer efforts seem to suggest, the fact that someone is bucking Hollywood forgers of dominant ideology and that audienc...
My Freedom, Your Freedom
Naecke, Diana
Film/Video
2012
Knowing nothing but drugs and violence since childhood, Kuebra and Salema have spent their adult years in and out of a Berlin prison, their experiences calling into question the effectiveness of incar...
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
Peace Out
Wilkinson, Charles
Film/Video
2011
Charles Wilkinson explores the costs of damming, fracking, and extracting, and how they implicate every gas tank and light switch in this country.
Price of Gold
Zellner, Sven; Borkhu, Chingunjav
Film/Video
2012
Mongolia is known for its original Nomad culture as well as the spectacular natural landscape. Since gold deposits have been discovered however, both are threatened.
The Revisionaries
Thurman, Scott
Film/Video
2012
The Revisionaries follows the attempts of a creationist Board of Education member to revise the science and history curricula to better suit a white, Christian nation.
Scarlet Road
Scott, Catherine
Film/Video
2011
Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked...
Sign Crimes/Road Kill: From Mediascape to Landscape
Nelson, Joyce
Book
1992
A collection of thirty short essays by Joyce Nelson, a writer specializing in the politics of the mass media.
Slavery's Harrowing Reality
Santamarina, Xiomara
Article
2014
A review of the film "12 Years as a Slave" in the context of the literary genre of slave narratives.
Smoke Traders
Dorn, Jeff; Bainbridge, Catherine
Film/Video
2012
Smoke Traders tells the story of the contraband tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective.
Superheroes for the Empire
Estébanez, Lorenzo
Article
2014
Estébanez examines the parallels between pop culture superhero fiction and contemporary politics as writers are inspired to make implicit statements about current ideologies.
Through the Lens of Young Slum Dwellers
Valente, Marcela
Article
2009
Two dozen young slum dwellers in Buenos Aires began filming a documentary about themselves this month, in an attempt to break down the negative stereotypes with which they are portrayed in the media.
Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
Goodman, Paul
Book
1951
Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman...
"We don't have films you can eat": Talking to the D.E.C. Films Collective
Cooper, Margaret
Article
1983
An interview with members of DEC Films, a distributor of progressive films in English-speaking Canada.
Where Heaven Meets Hell
Friedlander, Sasha
Film/Video
2011
Drawing strength from their families and their Muslim faith, Indonesian sulfur miners face gruelling labour and treacherous conditions on an active volcano, while struggling to overcome the desperate ...
Who Cares?
Dransfeld, Rosie
Film/Video
2012
Rosie Dranfeld captures the gritty and dangerous world of Edmonton's sex-trade workers. In this post-Pickton era where the unthinkable is now a gruesome reality, women voluntarily provide police with...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international centre for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, S...
BFI - British Film Institute
The BFI (British Film Institute) promotes understanding and appreciation of Britain's rich film and television heritage and culture. Established in 1933, the BFI runs a range of activities and services. BFI Southbank (previously...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Filmmuseum
The Filmmuseum is Holland's museum for cinematography. The museum's collection of films covers the whole of the history of cinema from the very first silent films, dating from the late 19th century, up to the latest contemporary d...
J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. To fulfill its mission, the Museum c...
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the wo...
National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive, playing a key role in documenting and interpreting the Australian experience and actively contributing to the development of Australia's audiovisual industry...
National Media Museum
The National Media Museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group (National Museum of Science and Industry) which also includes the Science Museum (based in London and at Wroughton in Wiltshire) and the National Railway Museum (based in...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, ...

Sources Library

Canadian Film Encyclopedia
Currently, the CFE includes over 750 film title, biographical and subject entries, covering some of Canada’s foremost historical and modern films and filmmakers. The film title entries include plot su...
The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
1996
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
Documentary film
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A broad category of moving pictures intended to document some aspect of reality.
Documentary Film
A Very Short Introduction
Aufderheide, Patricia
2007
Takes readers in a journey through documentary history, discussing forms as various political documentaries, musical docs, wildlife docs, and diary films.
Finally! Victory for Free Speech in Garcia v. Google
McSherry, Corynne
2015
Free speech must remain free; regardless of how nasty the message may be. This is a story about the peservation of free speech and the abuses of copyright law.
Il Posto - Wikipedia article about Ermanno Olmi's film
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Il Posto (1961) is an Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi.
Life in Stills
Tal, Tamar
2011
A photo shop owner and her grandson join forces to save the shop and the nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments.
Limelight (Wikipedia article about the 1952 film)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Limelight is a 1952 comedy-drama film written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, co-starring Claire Bloom, with an appearance by Buster Keaton.
Man with a Movie Camera - Wikipedia article about the 1929 film
Man with a Movie Camera, sometimes called The Man with the Movie Camera, The Man with a Camera, The Man With the Kinocamera, or Living Russia is an experimental 1929 silent documentary film, with no s...
The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
Kolker, Robert (ed.)
2008
Examines film and new media in the light of their convergence. Draws on leading scholars in the field to discuss traditional areas of history and theory of film and digital media. Its focus is on the ...
Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada
Varga, Darrell (ed.)
2008
Scholarly study of film and television in Atlantic Canada. Provides a broad historical overview of film and television in the region, as well as essays on specific topics such as contemporary popular ...
17 Year Old Canadian Documentary Filmmaker Awarded Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace
Sources News Release
2015
Kasha Sequoia Slavner, 17 year old filmmaker, writer & advocate for peace was selected as the recipient of the first ever KIM PHUC YOUTH AWARD FOR PEACE by The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, for h...
Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film
Wise, Wyndham (ed.)
2001
A reference book on Canadian film and filmmakers, with reviews, biographical listings, and a detailed chronology of major events in Canadian film and television history.

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Website
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Films For A Peaceful Planet
Periodical profile published 1988
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1988
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