Interview with Ezra Winton, Director of Programming at Cinema Politica

Papagena Robbins, Viviane Saglier

Abstract


Ezra Winton holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Carleton University and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at NSCAD University where he is researching the relationship between documentary media and social movements. He is the co-founder and Director of Programming of Cinema Politica, the world's largest grassroots documentary screening initiative. He co-edited the recently published volumes Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism (Cinema Politica) and Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press), and his essay "Upping the Anti: Documentary, capitalism and liberal consensus in an age of austerity," was selected for the anthology Best Canadian Essays 2014. He is co-founder and editor at ArtThreat.net and a contributing editor at POV Magazine.


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