Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

activating Canada's audiovisual image heritage

Credit title card. Glooscap Country. Directed by Margaret Perry, 1961. Nova Scotia Information Services Nova Scotia Archives film no. Fc 48


 GIV - Recommended Daily Allowance (Diyan Achjadi, 2002)


 Artist: Crista Dahl, Exhibition: Life Rhythm Retrospective), Photo: Ashley Tanasiychuk, from the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive, VIVO


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Working Groups provide a resource for the Case Studies and extend the research through papers, policy recommendations, workshops, exhibitions, and public talks.

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News and Events

Representative Image

Ad Hoc #26 Women Filmmakers, Embodiment, and Abstraction


Room 222, Innis College, University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto ON M5S 1J5

Event Description
This program presents eight short films created by women filmmakers between 1970-1995, which have been drawn from the collections of three experimental film distributors in the U.S. and Canada. Featuring Featuring little-seen films from Canyon, Film-Makers' Co-Op, and CFMDC.
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