Critical Writing Index

Building Community through Filming Community: The process behind collaborative filmmaking in Johannesburg and Montreal

by Shannon Walsh

POV, Winter 2013, no. 92, pp. 36-39

For the last two documentaries I directed, I experimented with a process of 'collaborative filmmaking' that aimed to build on the idea that collaboration could push beyond the camera frame. Inspired by the early days of "Direct Cinema" documentaries at the National Film Board (NFB), this process included inviting other documentarians to participate in making a film together... In Quebec, we filmed St-Henri in Montreal for the documentary St-Henri, the 26th of August (2011), and in South Africa, it was Jeppestown in Johannesburg for Jeppe on a Friday (2012).

ITEM 2013.118 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

St-Henri, the 26th of AugustShannon Walsh

Jeppe on a FridayShannon Walsh

St-Henri, the 26th of AugustDenis Valiquette

Jeppe on a FridayArya Lalloo