Writing

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BOOKS – PUBLISHED
Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism (Montreal: Cinema Politica, 2014), Co-edited with Svetla Turnin
Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010), Co-edited with Thomas Waugh and Michael Brendan Baker

BOOKS – IN PRODUCTION
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Toronto: University of Toronto Press (Canadian Cinema series)
The Cultural Politics of the Hot Docs Film Festival, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press
Documentary Film Festivals: History, Politics, Industry, Co-edited with Aida Vallejo

ACADEMIC CHAPTERS, ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS
• [In press] “Dinner and a Movie, then the Revolution,” Co-authored with Svetla Turnin, In Film Festival Activism: Actors, Spectators, Social Change, Sonia Tascon and Tyson Wils (eds.), Amsterdam: Intellect.

• “Interview with Ezra Winton, Director of Programming at Cinema Politica,” Special Dossier on Documentary Festivals, as part of Special Issue, Other Networks: Expanding Filim Festival Perspectives, Synoptique, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 2015.

• “Challenges for Change: Innovations at the National Film Board of Canada,” Co-authored with Thomas Waugh, In The Documentary Film Book, Palgrave/British Film Institute, 2013

• “Canadian Cultural Policy in the Age of Media Abundance: Old Challenges, New Technologies,” Co-authored with Ira Wagman, In Mediascapes: New Patterns in Canadian Communications, 3rd and 4th editions, Nelson Education, 2012; 2009.

• “If a Revolution Is Screened and No One Is There to See It, Does It Make a Sound? Grassroots Distribution from Challenge for Change to Cinema Politica,” Co-authored with Jason Garrison, In Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada, Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.

DISSERTATIONS
winton_phd_coverGood for the Heart and Soul, Good for Business: The Cultural Politics of Documentary at the Hot Docs Film Festival, PhD Dissertation, Carleton University (Communication Studies), 2013. My PhD dissertation takes a close look at the complex and influential documentary cultural institution known as Hot Docs – the world’s second largest international documentary film festival (after IDFA in Amsterdam). My thesis was successfully defended on December 18th, 2013 and the full PDF can be directly downloaded here.

MA_Cover_WebThe Spaces Between: Documentary Distribution and Exhibition as Counterpublics, MA Thesis, Concordia University (Media Studies), 2007. Like most MA theses, it’s rough around the edges. Despite that fact, I’m making it available to anyone interested enough to read through it. You can download the 256 page PDF here.

OTHER WRITING
POV Magazine
Upping the Anti: Documentary, Capitalism and Liberal Consensus in an Age of Austerity, POV Magazine, Issue 92, Winter 2013
New Nordic Documentary Cinema: Making Identity Visible, POV Magazine, Issue 83, Fall 2011
“A Film Festival Grows Up: Hot Docs Forges a Community while Celebrating, Promoting and Supporting a Marginalized Cinematic Culture”, POV Magazine, Issue 82, Summer 2011
Beyond the Textbook: Documentaries as Tools for Teaching, POV Magazine, Issue 77, Spring 2010
“Multiculturalism, Radical Outcasts and Superheroes: The Education/Documentary Space of Discover, POV Magazine, Issue 80, Winter 2010
“A Documentary Decade” (PDF), POV Magazine, Issue 66, Winter 2007
“CinemaNet Europe: A Digital Doc Armada”, POV Magazine, Issue 64, Winter 2006

Art Threat
Curating the North: Documentary Screening Ethics and Inuit Representation in (Festival) Cinema – An Interview with Altethea Arnaquq-Baril, December 17, 2015