docnow 2017 / Speechwriters

Artist Statement

What role do speechwriters play in Canadian Federal politics? How do they affect the political process? In what ways do they influence how we imagine and articulate ideas? How much of the words spoken in parliament are those of politician and how much are those of the speechwriter? Speechwriters is a short documentary film that explores the above questions with humour, criticism, and sincerity.

About The Artist

Andrew Bateman is a digital media artist and documentary filmmaker whose work is focused on the interplay between government and its constituencies. Andrew holds a BA in Contemporary Studies and Social Anthropology from University of King’s College and has had his work shown in Canada, Berlin, Belgium, Turkey, and Norway.

Artist
Andrew Bateman

Project Type
Film

Date
June 14, 2017

Hours
Doors at 5:30 pm
6:15pm–6:35 pm

Venue
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3
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After Party
9–12 pm
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6
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