Using a half-century of films from the archival collection of the National Film Board, this book overcomes a long-standing impasse about what films may be credibly said to document. Here they document not reality' but social images preserved over time -- the NFB Society' -- an evolving representation of Canadian families, schools and communities existing within the archival collection of the National Film Board. NFB Kids is a pioneering study within a new field of academic research -- cinematography'. It adds to the growing knowledge about the function, and the considerable impact, of psychiatry and psychology in the post-war social reconstruction of Canadian society and social history. It will be of interest to academics over a broad spectrum of disciplines and to anyone thinking about the advancing arbitrary power of the cinematic state.Portrayals of Children by the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-1989 Brian J. Low. Our script has undergone further changes since I last talked to you, these at the suggestion of the Government Film ... The original script, in which reforms originated within the classroom itself, contradicted the role of the community in the Grierson template of progressive democracy. ... work you have done.40 The role of a#39;a#39;experta#39;a#39; in the Griersonian documentary supplanted that of the Hollywood star.
|Author||:||Brian J. Low|
|Publisher||:||Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2002-02-22|