Across Cultures

Cinema and Representation

The Mainstream Perspective

By Albert Ohayon and Marc St-Pierre, NFB Collection Analysts

Person interviewed

Colin Low

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.


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The Hutterites [1964]
Excerpt - 4:47

Strangers for the Day [1962]
Excerpt - 3:15

One Sunday in Canada [1961]
Excerpt - 1:22



The Hutterites
1964, director: Colin Low

Excerpt (4:47)

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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