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Media and Society: Cultural Sovereignty/Shaping Information ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB540812
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  John Spotton
Directors:  David Adkin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Politics, Documentary, Media Literacy, Politics, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1989
Running Time:  95


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This production explores the relationship between moving images and cultural identity and examines the particular difficulties Canada experiences in creating and broadcasting its own media images. The focus is on the connections between power, politics and the news media, the forces which are at play shaping and distorting our daily ration of information. Issues are illustrated by the following productions: Has Anybody Here Seen Canada?, A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953, Magic in the Sky, The Question of Television Violence, 'E', History on the Run: The Media and the '79 Election, and Only the News That Fits.

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