Edited by Cecilia Araneda

In the early 1970s a group of aspiring prairie filmmakers came together with the intent to encourage and develop raw talent to create independent films. Over the years this growing community of filmmakers has ignited controversy, sparked dialogue, and paved the way for those who would come next. In the process, these artists created a remarkable body of short and feature length films that stand as a testament to the city, province, and country in which they were created.

In PLACE: 13 Essays 13 Filmmakers 1 City, thirteen writers have contributed essays on thirteen independent feature filmmakers from Winnipeg. These essays reveal personal struggles, triumphs and perseverance, and cast a light on the artistic vision behind the filmmakers’ works.

Place: 13 Essays, 13 Filmmakers, 1 City. Edited by Cecilia Araneda. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Film Group Inc., 2009 ISBN 9781926665016, 136 pp., $19.95 paper