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

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



Strangers for the Day
1962, director: Georges Dufaux, Jacques Godbout

Excerpt (3:15)

In this excerpt the filmmakers’ mobile camera follows its subjects very closely as new European immigrants arrive at the port of Halifax then take the train to Quebec and Montreal. The narrator has a foreign accent, seeming to represent the immigrants’ point of view when in actual fact he’s representing that of the filmmakers.

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