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Brink of Reality

New Canadian Documentary Film and Video

By Peter Steven  

Brink of Reality
  • Paperback / softback

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.

  • Paperback / softback, 250 pages
  • ISBN 9780921284680
  • Published June 1993
  • EPUB
  • ISBN 9781926662022
  • Published June 1993


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

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