VTR St-Jacques

Canada, 1969

Film
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An experiment in using videotape recording (VTR) and closed-circuit television to stimulate social action in a poor district of Montreal. A citizens’ committee, formed in the downtown neighborhood of St-Jacques, was given a VTR unit, which they used to record people’s problems and concerns. After viewing the edited tapes, people recognized their common problems and began to talk of joint solutions. In trying to change what needed changing they ran into resistance, but the effectiveness of this means of promoting joint action had been tested and proved. In English and French with English subtitles.

Credits

director

Bonnie Sherr Klein

producer

George C. Stoney

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:27:02:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30166

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television - Psychological aspects

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communication - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community development

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community development, Urban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Neighbourhood - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social action

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Urban

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Urban poor - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Neighbourhood - Canada

Places → Cities and towns - Canada

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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