The four founders of a video production centre that started up in the 1970s share their experiences in this fictional 'oral history.' The founders are joined by dozens of artists who recount their impressions of Vidéo Populaire, based in Montreal. A moving engagement with the question of what makes a his/story, the reminiscences found in From the Archives of Vidéo Populaire create a contradictory and sometimes terrifically funny archive of people, their affairs and the events that beset them.
Anne Golden is an independent curator and writer whose programs have been presented at Musée National du Québec, Edges Festival and Queer City Cinema, among others. She has participated in panels on curatorial practices, independent distribution and, more recently, horror films. Golden is Artistic Director of Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV). She teaches in Media Arts Department of John Abbott College. Golden has made twenty videos including FAT CHANCE (1994), BIG GIRL TOWN (1998), FROM THE ARCHIVES OF VIDÉO POPULAIRE (2007) and THE SHACK (2013).
Beth Follett lives in St. John's NL and is the publisher of Pedlar Press. Her first novel, Tell It Slant, was published in 2001 by Coach House.
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