By Sean Graham
On Wednesday night there was a screening of four documentary films as part of Northern Scene in Ottawa. The evening’s feature film was Dan Sokolowski’s Degrees Northand it was preceded by three shorts: Andrew Connors’ Come Back Little Star, Daniel Janke’s Finding Milton, and Lulu Keating’s Dawson Town Melted Down. Each of the films presented a different point of view on the North to the capacity crowd at the Mercury Lounge in the ByWard Market.
In this episode of the History Slam I talk with Madeleine Kloske from the University of Ottawa about the four films. In addition to the films, we also chat about preconceptions and stereotypes of the North as we wrap up Northern History Week.
Sean Graham is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa where he is currently working on a project that examines the early years of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has previously studied at Nipissing University, the University of the West Indies, and the University of Regina and like any red-blooded Canadian his ultimate dream is to be a curling champion while living on a diet of beer and poutine.