Framework For Measuring The Social Impact of Canadian Documentaries

In 2004, the Documentary Policy Advisory Group commissioned ERIN Research to develop a measurement framework that would estimate the social and cultural impact of Canadian documentaries. The framework was grounded in an analysis of seven representative Canadian documentaries and a review of the literature.

The selected films chosen as case studies are: The Corporation, Silence of the Strings, FIX: Story of an Addicted City, Kanehsatake, Squat!, L’Erreur boréale and Qulliq.
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THE CORPORATION raises questions about the enduring viability and value of the corporation as the primary vehicle for organizing the production of wealth in market-based societies. It raises important concerns about the impact of the corporate structure on a range of public goods and should provoke thinking about whether or not there are better ways to more effectively organize production for the general welfare.

- Mark Amen, Director of the Globalization Research Center, University of Southern Florida