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Finding The Remarkable In A Bleak Landscape


Independent filmmaker Guy Maddin says he had made a number of films long before the short lived Canadian Documentary Channel contacted him about a commissioned work.

The head of the network gave Maddin a challenging task - document his hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba and...make it interesting.

Material Culture contributor Gianofer Fields spoke with Maddin while he was in Madison for a presentation of the film, and inquired about how he recreated this place on film:

Gianofer Fields studies material culture at UW-Madison and is the curator of "It's a Material World" - a project funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.

Original air date: 04/05/14

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