John Grierson, founder of both the British documentary film movement and the National Film Board of Canada, was one of the twentieth centurys most influential personalities in film culture. He gave the word "documentary" to the English language.
About the author
Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989 (1991), has published extensively on the history of media and communications. A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. Since 1975 he has also worked as a consultant and writer for the NFB.
Other titles by Gary Evans
Canadian Performing Arts Bundle
Emma Albani / John Grierson / Mary Pickford
Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 11–20
William Lyon Mackenzie King / René Lévesque / Samuel de Champlain / John Grierson / Lucille Teasdale / Maurice Duplessis / David Thompson / Mazo de la Roche / Susanna Moodie / Gabrielle Roy
Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 11–15
William Lyon Mackenzie King / René Lévesque / Samuel de Champlain / John Grierson / Lucille Teasdale