Critical Writing Index

Women & Video Exploration: Three Halifax Videos

by Robin Metcalfe

Video Guide, Dec. 1988, v. 9, no. 45, pp. 8-9

Three videos by members of the Halifax Women and Video Exploration collective are discussed. Heather MacLeod's A Word in Edgewise delivers in faux-documentary style an insightful but slightly didactic look into the gendered nuances of language. The group-directed Who Says? showed, in Metcalfe's words, "more enthusiasm than good judgement." The video suffered from too many competing viewpoints and poor editing. Lastly, Our Two Cents Worth, directed by Pam Murphy and Sara Newman, offers a surprsingly self-reflexive look into the world of activist Toni Goree. We are offered a glimpse into the world of marginalized, working-class Halifax women through a casual interview that takes place in Goree's kitchen.

ITEM 1988.126 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

A Word in EdgewiseHeather MacLeod

Our Two Cents WorthPam Murphy

Our Two Cents WorthSara Newman

Who Says?Janet Thomson

Who Says?Lyn MacKinlay

Who Says?Angela Mombourquette

Who Says?Jocelyn Mombourquette

Who Says?Erica Munn

Who Says?Anne Penney

Who Says?Wendy Pruves