Brink of Reality

Brink of Reality

New Canadian Documentary Film and Video

By Peter Steven

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In Brink of Reality, Peter Steven examines the convergence of video-art and social-issue documentary, from the 1940s to the present. No other book has explored contemporary Canadian documentary so thoroughly, or provided as broad a view of the state of the art in the 1990s.

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Peter Steven grapples with some of the most challenging questions being raised in the fields of media and cultural studies: questions of voice, authenticity, cultural appropriation, audiences and contexts.

– Clarke Mackey, documentary filmmaker and assistant professor, Department of Film Studies, Queen’s University