Marie Michael Library

Title

Constructing Reality: Voices of Experience, Voices for Change, Part 2

Length

80 min.

File No

270

Format

VHS; NFB.

Description

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 the poetry of motion: Must documentaries always be about serious social issues? Can they also be a source of sheer aesthetic pleasure? This video pays homage to the vitality and exuberance of life. National Film Board (NFB).