Critical Writing Index

Oppositional Television: Instead of a 'balanced story' these are tapes that demonstrate the interactive use of the medium.

by Lisa Steele

Fuse, Mar. 1981, v. 5, no. 2+3, pp. 74-85

This article examines documentaries produced in Canada in which 'objectivity' is intentionally absent. Many of the tapes examine place, the specifics of a particular contemporary action, or event within a historical perspective; the others, though presented ahistorically, locate the act of viewing so precisely as to present an analysis of the way in which we see events and issues.

ITEM 1981.012 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

It's Not Your ImmaginationWomen In Focus

Pornography: A Respectable LieWomen In Focus

That's Not Me They're Talking AboutWomen In Focus

We Will Not Be BeatenWomen In Focus

The Uranium QuestionAndy Harvey

The Michelin Bill:The Workers' StoryTom Berger and Bill McKiggan

Peter, In Long Term CareNorman Cohn

NelliesTerri Chmilar

Cotton: the Industrial WebDenys Arcand