Dorothy Todd Hénaut (partial data)
Films directed by Dorothy Todd Hénaut
Quote by Dorothy Todd Hénaut
"In the two years of Challenge for Change, the filmmaker has called more and more on the participation of the people involved. Filmmakers deeply concerned with social problems are finding themselves becoming social animators. They are discovering the power of the process of filmmaking. The question now is, should the filmmaker become a social animator, or should social animators, community organizers, community development officers and local agitators become filmmakers? This has become quite a question of controversy in filmmaking circles, but Challenge for Change, in the meantime, is trying all the alternatives."
-- Dorothy Todd Hénaut
Quote about Dorothy Todd Hénaut
"The two women who persuaded us to launch our first community videotape project were no ordinary film-makers. Dorothy Henaut and Bonnie Klein brought to the task a philosophy about democratic participation that shaped every aspect of the work, from the way to run training classes to the way editorial decisions are made. It is largely their concept, their way of working, which guides social animators, teachers and community leaders generally who are now applying Challenge for Change techniques across Canada."
-- George C. Stoney
For QUOTES about a specific film by Dorothy Todd Hénaut, please see: Les terribles vivantes - Louky Bersianik, Jovette Marchessault, Nicole Brossard
Notes about Dorothy Todd Hénaut
- Born in Hamilton, Ontario.
Section 1: Publications by Dorothy Todd Hénaut
Sherr Klein, Bonnie, and Dorothy Todd Hénaut. "In the Hands of Citizens: A Video Report (1969)."
["Originally appeared in the Challenge for Change/Société nouvelle newsletter (Access/Médium-Média), no. 4, Spring/Summer 1969."]
In Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada, edited by Michael Brendan Baker, Thomas Waugh, and Ezra Winton, 24-33. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010.
Todd Hénaut, Dorothy. "Film as an instrument for social change." Artscanada, Autumn 1969.
Section 2: Publications about Dorothy Todd Hénaut
Brief Sections of Books
Engelman, Ralph. Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996.
(pp. 228-231, 234)
Section 3: Publications about the Films of Dorothy Todd Hénaut
Brief Sections of Books
Pallister, Janis L. "Women's Cinema."
In The Cinema of Quebec: Masters in Their Own House. London: Associated University Presses, 1995.
Vanstone, Gail. D Is for Daring: The Women behind the Films of Studio D. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2007.