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

By Jim Leach,Jeannette Sloniowski

Beginning in 1922, whilst Robert Flaherty filmed 'Nanook of the North' in Canada's Arctic, and inspired by means of 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 the most important to the formation of Canada's cinematic identity.

Surprisingly, there was little or no serious writing in this individual physique of labor. Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries not just addresses this oversight within the scholarly literature, yet in doing so, it offers an outstanding selection of essays through a few of Canada's top identified movie students. targeting works produced in French and English less than the NFB umbrella, the fourteen essays talk about and critique such landmark documentaries as 'Lonely Boy' (1962), 'Pour l. a. suite du monde' (1963), and 'Kanehsatake' (1993). lengthy awaited and masses wanted, this quantity should be an vital better half for somebody heavily drawn to Canadian movie studies.

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