Critical Writing Index

Historic gay sex scandal mined in Legal Memory

by Cameron Bailey

Now, May 20, 1993, v. 12, no. 38

Bailey reviews Legal Memory as a film that explores the treatment of homosexuality by legislative, military, punitive and medical institutions. Bailey believes it's an interesting treatment of: good solid Canadian history. He discusses how the government, RCMP and media at this time treated homosexuals. Bailey suggests that Legal Memory depicts the public forces at work in the Mantha case, but doesn't explore the internal dynamics.

ITEM 1993.074 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Legal MemoryLisa Steele and Kim Tomczak