February 3rd, 2007
Image I get when I google: wild exotic flower
It seemed hard for some Americans to believe that an agency of a government (a Canadian one!) would actually hire a filmmaker and put them in residence at a hospital for several years simply to make media to fuel social action, and to work with frontline workers.
At least one American believes what we’re doing. George Stoney is the legendary 91-year old filmmaker whom the NFB hired back in 1968 to head up the first-wave Challenge for Change project. It was the first institutional experiment to use film as an instrument of social change. Filmmaker-in-Residence is in part inspired by the work they did back then, and I had a chance to speak with George on-camera and showed him our website while in Washington.
“What do you think of the NFB reviving Challenge for Change?” I asked.
“It’s about time!” he said.
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