Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries by Jim Leach, Jeannette Sloniowski

By Jim Leach, Jeannette Sloniowski

Beginning in 1922, while Robert Flaherty filmed 'Nanook of the North' in Canada's Arctic, and inspired via John Grierson and the government in 1939 once they created the nationwide movie Board of Canada (NFB), documentaries have ruled Canada's movie creation and, greater than the other shape, were an important to the formation of Canada's cinematic identity.

Surprisingly, there was little or no serious writing in this wonderful physique of labor. Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries not just addresses this oversight within the scholarly literature, yet in doing so, it provides an excellent choice of essays by way of a few of Canada's top recognized movie students. concentrating on works produced in French and English below the NFB umbrella, the fourteen essays speak about and critique such landmark documentaries as 'Lonely Boy' (1962), 'Pour l. a. suite du monde' (1963), and 'Kanehsatake' (1993). lengthy awaited and lots more and plenty wanted, this quantity could be an crucial significant other for an individual heavily attracted to Canadian movie studies.

Show description

Read Online or Download Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries PDF

Best canada books

Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953

Among 1950 and 1953, approximately 30,000 Canadian volunteers joined the hassle to comprise communist incursions into South Korea and help the fledgling United countries. the entire companies have been there and all served with contrast. The Royal Canadian military led a bold rescue of troops from the port of Chinnampo in 1950; contributors of the Princess Patricia's Canadian gentle Infantry received the top US conflict honour at Kap'yong in April 1951; the Vandoos became the tide atHill 355; and twice--at Hill 355 in October 1952 and Hill 187 in might 1953--members of the Royal Canadian Regiment held company opposed to forces that enormously outnumbered them.

The Book of Trees

While Mia, a Jewish youngster from Ontario, is going to Israel to spend the summer time learning at a yeshiva, or seminary, she desires to connect to the land and deepen her figuring out of Judaism. notwithstanding, Mia's summer time plans pass off track while she falls in love with a non-Jewish vacationer, Andrew. via him, Mia learns concerning the Israeli career of Palestinian land and begins to questions her Zionist aspirations.

Multicultural Resources on the Internet: The United States and Canada (Teacher Ideas Press)

Designed as a examine reduction, this paintings offers information regarding American and Canadian net and net assets that take care of multicultural concerns. particular cultures and ethnicities are coated, and a whole net tackle and short annotation is given for every website.

Top 10 Vancouver & Victoria (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

Even if you are looking to bask in the best food or devour good on a restricted price range, remain within the most opulent inns or locate nice bargains on hostels and B&Bs, Eyewitness best 10 go back and forth courses offer valuable details from neighborhood specialists, all of with a view to assist you become aware of the simplest of every little thing at each one vacation spot.

Additional resources for Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries

Example text

Quoted in Artibise, Winnipeg, 23. Artibise, Winnipeg, 22. Michelin Green Guide to Canada, 121. htm>. The mapping technique illustrated – azimuthal equidistant projection – allows pilots to determine the shortest distance between two locations. Harcourt, Movies and Mythologies, 2. html>. html>. Rapport and Dawson, ‘Home and Movement,’ 22. The authors are making a reference to Claude Lévi-Strauss’s discussion of myth in The Raw and the Cooked. , 21. ’ Stability had not been something that Winnipeg could claim in its early dealings with immigrant populations, particularly the largest groups – Slavs and Jews – who were openly discriminated against by the British majority at least until the end of the Second World War (as they were in other parts of Canada).

Lui, ça lui est égal: il est Polonais. [And a tram line that must turn to the left must not turn to the right. To the left is Ottawa, Ontario, the English language. To the right are the bridges, the city of Hull, the province of Quebec. One goes to the right, or one goes to the left. ]22 While the cultural identity of the ‘person being shown’ is maintained, the rest of his profile is largely independent, there only to outline partitions between Canada’s two dominant charter groups. But it goes beyond that: not only need this business be of no concern to immigrants but they should concentrate on work and leave nationalist pursuits to legitimate stakeholders.

10 If the Board’s mandate was making films designed to ‘help Canadians in all parts of Canada understand Canadians in other parts,’11 why were French speakers kept from learning where Tomkowicz really lived? To answer these and other questions, it will be necessary first to trace Geography and Myth in Paul Tomkowicz 17 the history of the film, and examine the significance and identity of the city where it ‘takes’ place. Freedom Speaks with a Canadian Face Faces of Canada (1952–4) was a low-budget series of short black-andwhite films, intended for theatrical release and conceived by NFB Commissioner Arthur Irwin.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 29 votes