Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating audiovisual archives created by Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Black communities and People of Colour, women, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

activating Canada's audiovisual heritage

News and Events

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Case Studies

Our Case Studies examine a range of themes, media, histories, and geographies through a selection of Canadian, community-based, and independent archives and collections.

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Nova Scotia Film Bureau Logo. Grounds For Fishing. Directed by Margaret Perry, 1955. Nova Scotia Information Services Nova Scotia Archives film no. Fc 51


GIV - Les Marcheuses (Anne Golden, Petunia Alves, Stella Valiani, 1995)


 Women in Focus Society, from the Crista Dahl Media Archive, VIVO


Survival of the Delirious, 1988, 15:00, by Michael Balser and Andy Fabo


Working Groups

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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