Critical Writing Index

On Ethics and Aesthetics: The Things I Cannot Change and Courage to Change

by Mathew Hays

Take One, July 2002, pp. 32-33

An overlook at the Bailey family's film's "The Things I Cannot Change" and their sequal "Courage to Change. The film is viewed as one of the most controversial Canadian films to date. It's premise is to show the family's issues without consent, or their approval. The father in the film (who is also the filmmaker) discusses the difficulties of his life i.e. alchololism, cancer remission, and his coping with his disabled daughter. The Article highlights the importance of the film and its subject matter.

ITEM 2002.111 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Things I Cannot ChangeKenneth Bailey

Courage to Change