Tax Shelter Terrors: The Real Story of Canadian Cult Cinema

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    Tax Shelter Terrors (2017) is the first documentary to explore the social and historical significance of a decade of controversial Canadian films that were released between 1974 and 1984. When the national government launched the Canadian Film Development Corporation in 1968 and the Capital Cost Allowance Act in 1974 it was supposed to herald a new ?golden age? of national cinema funded by a fusion of state subsidies and private investment. However, the films it created ranged from body horror narratives and home invasion thrillers to ribald teen movies, all of which provoked condemnation, parliamentary critique. As a result, the tax shelter scheme and its creations have largely been excluded from all key academic accounts of Canadian national cinema. In Tax Shelter Terrors: leading filmmakers and historians evaluate this hidden Canadian film history, as well as considering how these narratives reflected wider social and political tensions occurring at the time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - Oct 2016


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