In the 1980s, the Ontario government engaged in a series of legal skirmishes with media arts communities. Its Board of Censors – responsible for the classification and approval of all film and video exhibited in the province – began to subject artists’ work to the same cuts, bans, and warning labels as commercial film.
province in court cases, ultimately influencing how the province interpreted freedom of expression, a fundamental and far-reaching legal right. The language of the law in turn shaped the way artists conceived of their own practices. A timely launch, given the changes currently
underway regarding film regulation in Ontario.
Free event that will feature on-stage discussion with Sirove, a panel discussion, and video clips examining the long history of film regulation in Ontario.
Copies of Sirove’s book will be available for purchase.
This is a free event.