"Searching for Portia White" in Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada
This is an exciting new collection sure to create ripples throughout Canadian film studies … an important new addition to the literature on Canadian screen culture. - Zoë Druick, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University Rain/Drizzle/Fog : Film and Television in Atlantic Canada is the first scholarly study of film and television in Atlantic Canada. With contributors from across the country, the book provides a broad historical overview of film and television in the region, as well as essays on specific topics in contemporary popular television (Trailer Park Boys), early television (Don Messer's Jubilee), and the work of filmmakers such as Bill MacGillivray, Andrea Dorfman, Thom Fitzgerald, and others. This collection is informed by a critical perspective on prevailing stereotypes of culture in the Atlantic region, as well as by history and political-economy debates on the relationship between Atlantic and central Canada. It is also in large part a response to the continued marginalization of regional film and television within the field of Canadian film studies, which has traditionally been dominated by a critical and artistic canon from central Canada and Quebec. Rain/Drizzle/Fog challenges the prevailing tendency to homogenize the complexity of Canadian cultural production and instead celebrates the regional distinctions that make Atlantic film and television unique. With Contributions By: Bruce Barber Andrew Burke Gregory Canning Noreen Golfman Sylvia D. Hamilton Colin Howell MalekKhouri John Mccullough Peter L. Twohig Jen Vanderburg DarrellVarga Pierre Veronneau Jerry White Tracy Y. Zhang
Sylvia Hamilton is a Nova Scotian poet and filmmaker who has won several awards for her publications and films. Her work explores feminism, Black Canadian experiences, family, and community.
Other publications from this author include:
- And I Alone Escaped to Tell You (2014)
- "Stories from The Little Black School House" in Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity (2011)
- "Visualizing History and Memory in the African Nova Scotian Community" in Multiple Lenses: Voices from the Diaspora Located in Canada (2007)
- "A Daughter's Journey" in Canadian Woman Studies /l es cahiers de la femme, 23 (2) (2004)