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.
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and
emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University's
Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. Established in 2007,
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