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ezra winton: Still Talking about Challenge for Change

Challenge for Change/Société nouvelle was a program launched by the National Film Board of Canada in the late sixties that facilitated the production of around 200 social documentaries known for their inclusion of subjects in the production process and their uncompromising critiques of government programs. In 2010 I co-edited a book on CFC/SN . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Still Talking about Challenge for Change

ezra winton: CP book launch and John Greyson talk

This is the poster for the John Greyson talk and CP book launch in Montreal in a few days. Can’t wait!

ezra winton: A new class, a new city

This just in! NSCAD University has informed me that they will indeed offer my class, “Cinemas of Globalization” this summer. I’m thrilled to be heading to Halifax for May and June to teach this intense, around-the-world course on the cultural, social, historical and political context of non-mainstream and non-Western cinemas! Now, it’s time to . . . → Read More: ezra winton: A new class, a new city

ezra winton: Strategies and Tactics – April Speaking Event

I’ll be speaking at this roundtable on April 9th in Montreal. Looking forward to it!

ezra winton: Halifax and Beyond

Earlier this month I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in NSCAD’s Cineflux Symposium, an academic gathering that explores the “old new” forms, modes, practices and theories of cinema. My Postdoctoral supervisor, Dr. Darrell Varga, invited me to present a paper on the politics of presence and documentary activist screening spaces, which was . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Halifax and Beyond

ezra winton: Completing a PhD is like Sailing. If you don’t know how to do either.

On December 18th, 2013, I sat in a stodgy IT classroom in Carleton University (Ottawa), surrounded by five extremely intelligent people (one via Skype) who were there to challenge, provoke, rock and ultimately assess me.

It was the end of six-and-a-half years of “doing” my PhD, and there I was, my doorstopper thesis in . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Completing a PhD is like Sailing. If you don’t know how to do either.

ezra winton: Representing addiction in documentary cinema

In just under a month on May 11th, I’ll be speaking in Vancouver at a conference about the intersection of documentary, addiction, madness and social health. I’ll be speaking about NFB and activist docs and focusing on three new conceptual frames I’m developing in my documentary research: proximal empathy, hierarchies of harm and . . . → Read More: ezra winton: Representing addiction in documentary cinema