Across Cultures

Cinema and Representation

Resources


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES:

Beard, William and Jerry White, eds. North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema since 1980. Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, 2002.

Bidd, Don, ed. The NFB Filmguide: The Productions of the National Film Board of Canada from 1939 to 1989. Montreal : The Board, 1991.

De Rosa, Maria. Diversity On and Off the Screen. Westmount, QC: MDR Consulting, 1995.

Druick, Zoë. "Ambiguous Identities" and the Representation of Everyday Life: Notes Towards a New History of Production Policies at the N.F.B. of Canada.” Canadian Issues 20 (1998): 125-37.

Druick, Zoë. “Documenting Government: Re-examining the 1950s National Film Board Films about Citizenship.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 9 no 1 (2000): 55-79.

Druick, Zoë. Projecting Canada: Government Policy and Documentary Film at the NFB. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen University Press, 2007.

Evans, Gary. In the National Interest : A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada, 1949-1989. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1991.

Evans, Gary. John Grierson and the National Film Board: The Politics of Wartime Propaganda. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984.

Gittings, Christopher E. Canadian National Cinema: Ideology, Difference and Representation. London: Routledge, 2002.

Hancox, Richard. “Geography and Myth in Paul Tomkowicz: Coordinates of National Identity.” In Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski, eds. Candid Eyes: Essays on Canadian Documentaries. Toronto: Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2003: 13-30.

Hardy, Forsyth. John Grierson: A Documentary Biography. London & Boston: Faber and Faber, 1979.

Leach, Jim. Film in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Lee, Helen. “Coming Attractions: A Brief History of Canada’s Nether-Cinema.” Take One 5 (Summer 1994) : 209-216.

McKay, Marjorie. History of the National Film Board of Canada. Montreal: National Film Board, 1964.

Mak, Monica. Racial Diversity’s Journey to Constancy: Initiatives for Redressing the Colour Imbalance in Documentary Filmaking at the National Film Board of Canada. M.A. Thesis. Montreal: Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, 2001.

Marsolais, Gilles. L’aventure du cinéma direct revisitée. Laval, QC: Les 400 coups, 1997.

Mazurkewich, Karen. Cartoon Capers: The History of Canadian Animators. Toronto: McArthur, 1999.

Miki, Roy. “Asian Canadians on View.” Across Cultures. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 2007 (accessed July 4, 2007)

Murray, Catherine. Silent on the Set: Cultural Diversity and Race in English Canadian TV Drama. Hull, QC: Department of Canadian Heritage, 2002 (accessed July 4, 2007).

Nambiar, Gleema. Using Identity Politics to Address Artworld Issues: A Case Study of the New Initiatives in Film Program at the National Film Board of Canada. Ph.D. Thesis. Montreal: Department of Sociology, McGill University, 2005.

National Film Board of Canada. “Reel Diversity Guide 2006.” (accessed July 4, 2007).

Reyes, Cynthia. New Initiatives in Film: A Case Study of Diversity in the National Film Board of Canada. [Toronto: Cynthia Reyes], 1997.

Weideman, Lorraine. « A Conversation with Albert Kish. » The New Hungarian Voice 5, no 3 (Summer 2006) (accessed July 4, 2007).

 

SOME USEFUL LINKS:

Celebrating Women’s Achievements, Canadian Women in Film : “Marilu Mallet” / Library and Archives Canada

Cinéaste engage : Tahani Rached / Parole citoyenne / Office national du film du Canada

The Idealist : James Beveridge, Film Guru / Nina Beveridge

Portraits: “Jacques Bensimon” / National Film Board of Canada

Portraits: “Michael Fukushima” / National Film Board of Canada

Portraits: “Colin Low” / National Film Board of Canada

Portraits: “Marilù Mallet” / National Film Board of Canada

Portraits: “Tahani Rached” / National Film Board of Canada


Portraits: “Masoud Raouf” / National Film Board of Canada

Portraits "Michka Saäl" / National Film Board of Canada

 

SOME RELATED NFB FILMS:

Visit the English version of the NFB catalogue to find descriptions of and ordering information for these NFB titles:

Cinéma Vérité-Defining the Moment
Elson Rathburn:They Shoot...He Scores
Grierson
Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953
The Idealist-James Beveridge, Film Guru
Image Makers
The Magical Eye
Moving Pictures
Werner Nold, Filmmaker-Editor
The Working Class on Film
 
and the French version of the catalogue to find descriptions of these films:
 
Le cheval de Troie de l'esthétique
Le direct avant la lettre