Marie Michael Library


Constructing Reality: Voices of Experience, Voices for Change, Part 1


80 min.

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Series of six videos and manual. This series compiles excerpts of Canadian archival and contemporary documentary films for the purpose of studying the conventions, the techniques, the power and the social impact of this form of communication. Includes a resource book with film descriptions, background notes, interviews with filmmakers, technical notes and terminology.  This video explores whose stories get told in the media? Who tells them? What role has documentary filmmaking played in giving people a voice in their society? Presented here are voices from the margins who challenge mainstream portrayals of their situation. National Film Board (NFB).

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