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"With the 1960s and 1970s Canadian documentary I had grown up with, there was a lot of stationary camera work, and as a Native person, I felt that the camera was peering in at us—that the films offered a space that allowed people to laugh at us. You have to remember that when you grow up Native, you grow up with constant inspection—checking your hair for lice, welfare workers looking in on you, the dentist yanking your teeth out. It feels like you are constantly peered at, interrogated, under surveillance. I was conscious of wanting to deconstruct that, and camera movements were a way to do that."
-- Loretta Todd


Source:
Silverman, Jason. "Uncommon Visions: The Films of Loretta Todd." In North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980, edited by William Beard and Jerry White. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002. (p. 379)