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.
One Sunday in Canada
1961, director: Gilles Carle
This excerpt shows how a filmmaker can get close to his subjects using a lightweight hand-held camera and a portable voice recorder. However, by using narration to express his point of view, he keeps a certain distance from the Italian community he’s trying to portray.
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