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6015 willow

Item consists of the film "6015 Willow" directed by Mark Mullane. The film is a story about community, a house, and a very long weekend, and is a musical documentary show in Halifax in 2007. A Snapshot of the city’s indie music scene. Director of Photography: Greg Boone; Edit: Evan Elliot, Paul Hammond; Produced: Paul, Hammond, Jeffrey Parker; Directed by Mark Mullane.

Mullane, Mark

Artist presentation

Item consists of a video recording by Natalie Bookchin entitled "Artist Presentation". The video is a documentation of artist’s presentation on her work utilizing the internet.

Bookchin, Natalie

Beyond pyramids

Item consists of a video recording by Aube Giroux entitled "Beyond Pyramids". The video is a documentary film that investigates the environmental and cultural impacts Egypt's tourism industry.

Giroux, Aube

Black women : we're still standing

Item consists of a collaborative video project produced by black Haligonian women for the Halifax-Jamaica Exchange Program. Through archival photographs, film footage and newspaper clippings the history of the black population of Nova Scotia is recounted. Contemporary poverty and discrimination are shown to have a long history beginning with slavery and broken promises.

Jamaica Women's Exchange Project

Braindamadj’d: Take II

Item consists of a video recording entitled "Braindamadj’d: Take II". The description accompanying the video states: "Paul Nadler, a creative force in the Montreal television industry, suffers a brain injury and is found naked, on the verge of death, on a roadside in Egypt. This film traces the excruciating process of Nadler’s recovery."

Breaking the cycle

Item consists of a video recording by Sobaz Benajmin entitled "Breaking the Cycle". North Preston boasts some of the most gifted singers in Atlantic Canada, if not in Canada. Yet few have been able to capture the international limelight. In this short documentary, it showcases some of the performers from North Preston, the oldest indigenous black community in Canada, who are working to break this cycle. This project was an outreach project organized by Moving Images Group in collaboration with CFAT. The aim was to bring video production to a community. The project was written, shot and directed collectively.

Benjamin, Sobaz

Cabaret up front

Item is a video work created in 1984 of a night performance at Dartmouth’s Treasure Cove Lounge. Camera by Liz MacDougall, sound David Barteaux and editing by Dan Lander. Documented with a single shot, not always the most ideal conditions, and roughlyedited, the overall look of the event is nonetheless quite good.

MacDougall, Liz

Cabaret up front

Item is a video work created in 1984 of a night performance at Dartmouth’s Treasure Cove Lounge. Camera by Liz MacDougall, sound David Barteaux and editing by Dan Lander. Documented with a single shot, not always the most ideal conditions, and roughly edited, the overall look of the event is nonetheless quite good.

Lander, Dan

Canada for Canadians

Item consists of a video recording which was constructed to combat Conservative government propaganda. The video pictures Canada as a strong and proud nation that features interviews with prominent Canadians who state their reservations with the Free Trade Policy, which the Mulroney government has attempted to denigrate all opposition to the policy with the United States.

Canadian Film Centre Productions

Coming out strong

Item is a video work created by Dawna Proudman, Rozanne LePine, Tradewinds Film Co-op (Ottawa) in 1982. The Centre for Art Tapes screened the work as part of International Women's Week programming in 1982. The video documents the production of a play which is a socially conscious study of black immigrant women working in domestic situations. The director and producer teach these non-actors how to emote, react, etc. There are also brief clips of the actual play.

Proudman, Dawna

Cooking in Italy

Item consists of video recordings of Tonia Di Rissio's "Cooking in Italy". The tapes features 13 different episodes.

Di Risio, Tonia

De pecheur a pecheur

Item consists of two video recordings, one in english "Fisherman to fisherman" and the other in french "De pecheur a pecheur". The video was descirbed by CFAT as: "Until 1976, with the overthrow of the Sandinista regime, the Nicaraguan government paid little attention to their in-shore fisheries. Now fishermen face the challenge of improving their methods and distribution structure. Through creative sharing of knowledge and equipment, Atlantic Canadian fishermen and OXFAM are helping Nicaraguan fishermen improve their industry. Fisherman to Fisherman is a touching and thorough document of the active professional and cultural exchange between two fishermen of these two nations."

Flanagan, Kathleen

Debert bunker : by invitation only

Item consists of video work created by Liz MacDougall in 1985. Debert Bunker: By Invitation Only was described as the following: The occasion of this tape was a military coordinated rehearsal of emergency measure in the event of a nuclear war. This dry-run, which had officials (mostly men) seeking shelter from fall-out that the underground bunker at Debert, NS might provide, became the focus of non-violent collective activism from several maritime-based affinity groups (mostly women). The narrative alternates action footage with commentary from group representatives. The intention was that of describing and documenting the processes and symbolic gestures employed by each group. Women from the action had not previously used video made important contributions to production. The tape uses interviews intercut with live dramatic performance, live ritual, live footage. as well as stills and medical clips. Voice-over and live sound are both used.

MacDougall, Liz

Debert bunker: by invitation only

Item is a video work created by Liz MacDougall and produced by Centre for Art Tapes and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Debert Bunker: By Invitation Only was described as the following: The occasion of this tape was a military coordinated rehearsal of emergency measure in the event of a nuclear war. This dry-run, which had officials (mostly men) seeking shelter from fall-out that the underground bunker at Debert, NS might provide, became the focus of non-violent collective activism from several maritime-based affinity groups (mostly women). The narrative alternates action footage with commentary from group representatives. The intention was that of describing and documenting the processes and symbolic gestures employed by each group. Women from the action had not previously used video made important contributions to production. The tape uses interviews intercut with live dramatic performance, live ritual, live footage. as well as stills and medical clips. Voice-over and live sound are both used.

MacDougall, Liz

Dinner

Item is a video work created by Dean Brousseau in 1984. Dinner is an experimental documentary using a universal family event as its focus.Framed in snap-shot style, the video seems to arbitrarily “crop off” the participants, saving anonymity. This tape allows the viewer to concentrate on details of inpromptu etiquette and casual conversation around the dinner table, until, in the end, as with any family event, the camera is brought out to take pictures. On the cue “okay, smile!” the photographs taken are tossed one by one into the video frame, revealing at last the dinner participants in fuzzy Polaroids.

Brousseau, Dean

Discovering Spryfield

Item consists of a video recording entitled "Discovering Spryfield". The tape features: "Governor’s Brook - Back on the Map", "No Boundaries", "Spryfield Spirit" and "Guardian Ancestors".

Documentaries produced at the Centre

Item consists of a video recording of various documentaries produced at the Centre for Art Tapes. The recording features: "M.D.M" (36 min., 47 sec.), "Architecture in Motion" (20 min., 8 sec.), "Drug Warriors Research Footage" (6 min., 45 sec.), "My Mother’s House" (21 min., 52 sec.), and "Miss Canadiana comes to Halifax" (16 min., 27 sec.).

Koehler, Marie

Drug warriors

Item consists of a video recording by Connie Littlefield entitled "Drug Warriors". The video is a trailer for a proposed documentary which was eventually funded by the National Film Board, and the trailer was created on a CFAT scholarship.

Littlefield, Connie

Dub poets : Clifton Joseph

Item is a video of performance recorded by Centre for Art Tapes of Clifton Joseph member of the group Dub Poets, backed by members of Halifax thriving reggae and rasta community.

Joseph, Clifton

Explaining art

Item is a set of two videos that documents a multi-media performance. In the performance, Clive Robertson dresses as Joseph Beuys while reading the news.

Robertson, Clive, 1946-

Film/Video

This sub series consists of 6 film reels, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 article regarding sheep. The motion picture material show exhibitions, documentaries, course material, and tours, between 1970-1996.

First voices

Item consists of a video recording entitled "First Voices" which is a documentary film that tells stories of 6 aboriginal youth from Atlantic Canada and Latin America

Fish or cut bait

Items consist of a video recording depicting a story of people fihgting for their livelihoods and a more sustaining way of life. Through interviews and archival footage, this video documents the historic struggle of Atlantic fishermen. The video was produced at the Centre for Art Tapes in 1989.

Burger, Tom

Fisherman to fisherman

Item consists of a video recording, "Fisherman to fisherman". The video was descirbed by CFAT as: "Until 1976, with the overthrow of the Sandinista regime, the Nicaraguan government paid little attention to their in-shore fisheries. Now fishermen face the challenge of improving their methods and distribution structure. Through creative sharing of knowledge and equipment, Atlantic Canadian fishermen and OXFAM are helping Nicaraguan fishermen improve their industry. Fisherman to Fisherman is a touching and thorough document of the active professional and cultural exchange between two fishermen of these two nations."

Flanagan, Kathleen

Front page challenged

Item consists of a video recording by Rick Warden entitled "Front Page Challenged". The video is about the Mehan Hrarran case, who talks about deportation on Canadian citizens on vacation in U.S. to Syria, where he was held and tortured. Uses old footage from 1960s tv show “Front Page Challenge”

Warden, Rick

Growing together

Item is a video created by Regent’s Park Sole Mothers Association. The video documents a meeting of the Regent’s Park Sole Mothers Association, a group of largely low income women trying to create a sense of community spirit in their area of Toronto.

Gunning the economy

Item consists of a video recording by Kathleen Flanagan entitled "Gunning the Economy". The video offers a brief socio-economic analysis of the structure of arms production and consumption as it relates to Nova Scotia and underdeveloped nations.

Guysborough county

Item is a video created by Barry Burley in 1979. The video looks at the problems of the people of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. Video was screened at Centre for Art Tapes in 1979.

Burley, Barry

Halifax Independent Producers series (4 of 5)

Item consist of two video works created in 1984 : Tall Ships by Dan Lander; Drift by David Clark. Video was produced through the Centre for Art Tapes. Videos part of Halifax Independent Producers series (4 of 5). Tall Ships investigates the role of TV media on the way we perceive everyday occurrences. Drift is an experimental tape full of cliches.

Lander, Dan

Madam Ada

Item consists of a video recording entitled "Madam Ada: More Class, Than Class" by Lulu Keating, which is a documentary about Halifax's Ada MCCullum.

Keating, Lulu

Media

This series contains, photographs, film reels, video tapes, film reels, cassette tapes, paintings, and other miscellaneous textual records regarding sheep between 1940-2002. This series is dividing into 3 sub-series, Photographs, Film/Video, and Sound Recordings.
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