Ideas logoThe CBC Radio program Ideas will deliver a national audience this week to a documentary by film faculty members Kim Nelson and Nick Hector.

Film faculty produce podcast episode for CBC Ideas

To mark the occasion of the 95th installment of the global event that is the Academy Awards, the national podcast CBC Ideas episode “Picturing the Past” considers the implications of the historical film, the most-awarded genre for best picture, by probing the extraordinary influence of depictions of the past on public understanding of history.

The hour-long audio documentary was directed and narrated by Kim Nelson and edited by Nick Hector, both School of Creative Arts film faculty members.

“Picturing the Past” will be broadcast nationally on CBC RadioOne on Thursday, March 9, at 8 p.m., and online at CBC Ideas with Nahlah Ayed. It will also be released that day as a podcast available on all main podcast apps.

“The one-hour documentary relates to my research on historical film and features interviews with top scholars in the field from history, film, media, and cultural studies and cognitive science,” says Dr. Nelson. “The documentary looks at the public implications of history as it is relayed by feature films, TV, and documentaries.”

Ideas describes itself as “radio for the mind” and posts podcasts weekdays at 8 p.m.