- Copyright Page
- Three Canadian Film Policy Frameworks
- Canadian Cinema and the Intellectual Milieu
- On the Road: Canadian Cinema and the World
- Mutable Views: Landscape at the Intersection of Cinema and Contemporary Art
- Movie Envy: Cinema in the White Cube (Montreal, 1995–2015)
- (Re)Claiming Cultural Identity: The NFB’s <i>Eskimo Legends</i> and Inuit Animation from Cape Dorset
- Canadian Indigenous Cinema: From Alanis Obomsawin to the Wapikoni Mobile
- The Polarities and Hybridities of Arctic Cinemas
- Diasporic Intimacy: Chinese-Canadian Documentary and the Poetics of Relation
- Canadian Cinema and Its Borders
- Regional Scenes and Canadian Screens: Film in Atlantic Canada
- A Poetics of Discretion
- The Emotional Geographies of Québécois Cinema
- Toronto on Screen
- Quebec Cinema as Global Cinema
- Stand Tall: Winnipeg Cinema and the Civic Imaginary
- Still Here, Still Queer? Rethinking Queer Canadian Cinemas/Canadian Cinemas Queered
- Political Modernism, Policy Environments, and Digital Daring: The Changing Politics and Practice of Cine-Feminism in Quebec, 1967–2015
- From Expanded to Intimate Cinemas in Canadian Experimental Film/Video
- The Bloody Brood: Canadian Horror Cinema—Past and Present
- Popular Quebec Cinema and the Appeal of Folk Homogeneity
- The Musicality of Canadian Cinema
- The World Navigated: Interactive Documentaries in Canada
- The Gaming Turn
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter focuses on filmic visions of the border between the United States and Canada and on what happens along it. It situates the corpus as part of the border genre, which characterizes itself mainly by the construction of stereotypes (us and them) and by a series of topics such as violence, crime, trafficking of forbidden substances, guns, and human beings. To provide a general panorama of the Canadian border films, this chapter analyzes them from these perspectives: borders that are crossed, borders that are lived, and symbolic borders.
Graciela Martínez-Zalce, Director, Centre for the Study of North America, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
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