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Grierson

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This fascinating documentary about the father of documentary film features archival footage, interviews with people who knew Grierson and footage of the man himself. All these elements give insight into one of the great forces who shaped the world of film.

Born in Scotland in 1898, Grierson was invited to Canada to study the government's use of film. As a result of his report he became the first Canadian Government Film Commissioner and founded the National Film Board in 1939.

Grierson believed strongly that the filmmaker had a social responsibility, and that film could help a society realize democratic ideals. His absolute faith in the value of capturing the drama of everyday life was to influence generations of filmmakers all over the world. In fact, he coined the term "documentary film."

This is a sensitive and informative portrait of a dynamic man of vision.

1973, 57 min 50 s

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Diplôme de mérite
International Film Festival
Du 7 au 22 juin 1974, Melbourne - Australie

Prix Robert Flaherty
BAFTA / British Academy of Film & Television Awards
1 mars 1974, Londres - Angleterre

Prix Bronze reel décené au troisième meilleur film soumis
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
Du 17 au 28 octobre 1973, San Francisco - États-Unis

Gagnant - catégorie: personnalité
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
Du 17 au 28 octobre 1973, San Francisco - États-Unis

Etrog décerné au meilleur documentaire
Prix Génie
Du 8 au 12 octobre 1973, Montréal - Canada

Meilleur documentaire biographique
Festival of World Television
30 septembre 1973, Hollywood - États-Unis