Not Dead Yet

Edward Mowbray and Ruth Taylor

1984, 56:30 minutes, colour, English


Not Dead Yet is a performance documentary. It is a celebration of Free Expression in the year of Big Brother, the human face of punk. It chronicles a year in the life of a punk community from June 1983 to June 1984. It takes place on the streets of Toronto, but principally in two clubs. Twelve bands are featured. High quality guerilla video shot with the complete co-operation of the subjects, it is a study of the hard core lifestyle which re-defines "fun" for the disillusioned.

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Critical Writing

Present Tense: In Conversation with Edward Mowbray
by Karen Knights and Edward Mowbray. Video Guide, Mar. Spring 1985, v. 7, no. 2.
Not Dead Yet: Celebration or Obituary?
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, Mar. 1985, v. 7, no. 2.
Future for video bright, despite fuzzy picture
by Bart Testa. The Globe and Mail, Nov. 5, 1984.