Reframing the Montreal Massacre: A Media Interrogation (1995)

Super 8 & Beta SP
Experimental, Documentary
Running Time: 27’

Available from:
Video Out Distribution

On December 8th 1989, Lloyd Robertson said on CTV National News: “Now that we know who the killer is, the question of course, is: why did he do it?” This hard-hitting video addresses that question, and looks at how the Canadian media has shaped our understanding of the Montreal Massacre by ignoring the issue of violence against women. Looking back at the worst mass murder in Canadian history, the artist asks what lessons would time and distance show us in the media’s portrayal of this tragedy? A valuable asset to senior high school communications and post-secondary Women’s Studies courses.

Premiere: Fundraiser for the Women’s Monument, Pacific Cinémateque – Vancouver, 1995

Other Screenings Include:
Winnipeg Lesbian Film Festival – 1996
OISE, University of Toronto – 1996
Herland Film and Video Festival – 1997
Mt. Royal College – Calgary, 1997
Video In Studios – Vancouver, 1998
University of Regina December 6th Commemoration – 2001
Brescia University College – London, 2003

Institutional Purchases:
Leeds University, Dept. of Fine Arts, Griselda Pollock
York University Library, 1997
University of Regina, Women’s Studies Department, 2001
Guelph University, Humber College, 2004
Wilfred Laurier University, 2007