Critical Writing Index

Documentary Against the Grain

by Edward Ball

Afterimage, Summer 1988, v. 16, no. 1, p. 3

The Global Village Documentary Festival programs videos which use documentary as an instrument for producing and dismantling ideology. The 1998 program included 14.5 hour The Journey by Peter Watkins, which tracks the outline of the global war machine. The festival also included Who Killed Vincent Chin? by Renee Tajima and Christine Choy, which reconstructs the events around the murder of a Chinese American by two Anglo men who were Chrysler auto-plant workers. Girl Talk by Kate Davis and Alyson Denny looks at three teenage Boston women who live in various webs of sexual exploitation, and Danny by Stasiu Kybartas answers the collective mania surrounding AIDS.

ITEM 1988.099 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The JourneyPeter Watkins

ShoahPeter Watkins

Haiti Dreams of DemocracyJonathan Demme

Haiti Dreams of DemocracyJo Menell

Dear America: Letters Home from VietnamBill Couturie

Fire from the MountainDeboarah Shaffer

Fire from the MountainAdam Friedson

Just One Step: the Great Peace MarchCathy Zheutlin

Consuming HungerIlan Ziv

Consuming HungerFreke Vuijst

Who Killed Vincent Chin?Renee Tajima

Who Killed Vincent Chin?Christine Choy

Girl TalkKate Davis

Girl TalkAlyson Denny

DannyStasiu Kybartas

Family GatheringLise Yasui

Family GatheringAnn Tegnell

No Longer SilentLaurette Deschamps