Oppositional Television: Instead of a 'balanced story' these are tapes that demonstrate the interactive use of the medium.
Fuse, Mar. 1981, v. 5, no. 2+3, pp. 74-85
This article examines documentaries produced in Canada in which 'objectivity' is intentionally absent. Many of the tapes examine place, the specifics of a particular contemporary action, or event within a historical perspective; the others, though presented ahistorically, locate the act of viewing so precisely as to present an analysis of the way in which we see events and issues.
ITEM 1981.012 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
It's Not Your Immagination – Women In Focus
Pornography: A Respectable Lie – Women In Focus
That's Not Me They're Talking About – Women In Focus
We Will Not Be Beaten – Women In Focus
The Uranium Question – Andy Harvey
The Michelin Bill:The Workers' Story – Tom Berger and Bill McKiggan
Peter, In Long Term Care – Norman Cohn
Nellies – Terri Chmilar
Cotton: the Industrial Web – Denys Arcand