Moving Images Distribution is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations - commonly known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our roots lie within the independent film and video community. During the 1970s, a group of talented filmmakers began developing ways to increase the profile of their work. Their vision resulted in the formation of Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West which changed its name to Moving Images Distribution in 1994. Since our beginnings in 1979, we've worked to connect audiences with innovative works by some of Canada's internationally acclaimed media artists working in experimental, documentary, animation, short fiction and personal narrative.
(2017, 26 minutes)
Lida Moser (1920-2014), a New York photographer on assignment for Vogue magazine, travelled throughout Québec in 1950 in the company of Paul Gouin (Cultural Advisor to the Premier) and ethnologist Luc Lacoursière. It was a road trip that she never forgot. Moser created over 1,000 photographs of a society and place on the cusp of modernization. Sixty years later, she recounts this journey to Montréal director and animator Joyce Borenstein who artfully interweaves Moser's photographs with animation and time-lapse imagery. Recordings from archives and Moser's own voice, recorded by Borenstein at initial stages of this work, create a unique portrait of an era while celebrating the work of this talented photographer.
Director: Joyce Borenstein
Producer: Joyce Borenstein, Richard Elson
Lida Moser Photographer: Odyssey in Black and White
(26 min) Photography; Quebec; Animation
When Vogue magazine sent a young Lida Moser from New York to Montréal for a photo essay on Canada, it resulted in one of Moser's most significant bodies of work. Animator Joyce Borenstein melds still images, animation and Moser's comments to salute the wor...