Cinema and Representation
The Mainstream Perspective
By Albert Ohayon and Marc St-Pierre, NFB Collection Analysts
Colin Low is a producer, director, writer, cinematographer and editor. In his NFB career spanning more than 50 years he’s worked on nearly 200 productions, both in animation (The Romance of Transportation in Canada) and documentary (Corral). His tireless creativity and innovative approach have garnered him more than 100 awards.
1964, director: Colin Low
This excerpt is a good example of a filmmaker doing two things: On one hand he speaks on behalf of the community he wishes to represent by appealing to a narrator, and on the other he lets the community speak for itself by filming a conversation between some Hutterites and the son of a neighbouring farmer.
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