Grierson (1973)

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  • Art Is a Hammer Alternative
  • Monsieur Grierson Alternative
  • John Grierson Alternative


Documentary on the life, works and ideas of John Grierson. It follows the growth of his idea of documentary filmmaking as "the creative interpretation of reality"; from his work for the Empire Marketing Board through the creation of the National Film Board of Canada and his later work.

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