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The Mad Canadian

The Mad Canadian

| 10 min

This short film follows stuntman Ken Carter on the stock-car racing track, where he engages in crazy activities, such as driving his car off a ramp over a parked line of cars. Take a wild ride with Ken as he prepares for his act.


Credits
  • director
    Robert Fortier
  • editing
    Robert Fortier
  • producer
    William Brind
  • executive producer
    Colin Low
  • photography
    Andreas Poulsson
  • sound
    Claude Delorme
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Ben Low

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Education

Ages 14 to 18

History - Canada 1946-1991
Media Education - Documentary Film
Media Education - Popular Culture

Warnings: [Mild swearing, depictions of injury, and dangerous situations.]

Documentary about Canadian stuntman Ken Carter. Ideal for classroom discussions and research assignments about Canadian media and art. What do you think the appeal of watching stunt people perform is? Are the expectations of the crowd and the performer the same? Do you believe that stunt and daredevil performances are art? Discuss possible ethical issues behind such events. Are similar forms of entertainment still popular today? Have the Internet and social media changed the way we consume and perceive such media? 

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