Fonds RBSC-ARC-1230 - Jim Hamm Doukhobor Research Collection

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Jim Hamm Doukhobor Research Collection

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1.1 m of textual records and other material

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Jim Hamm was born in Abbotsford, BC, in 1949 . He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in history from Simon Fraser University in 1975 . Later, he received a Teaching Certificate (1977) and classes in Film Studies (1981-1983) from Simon Fraser University. He has been writing, producing and directing documentaries since 1983.

His documentaries have included :
Radical Attitudes : The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal (2004)
The Spirit Wrestlers (2002)
Turning Down the Heat: The New Energy Revolution (1999)
Between The Rock and A Hard Place (1996)
The Air We Breathe (1995)
Smile and Dial (1986)
Generic Desire (1983)

Over the years Jim Hamm has production managed the feature films: Terminal City Ricochet, Shelly, and Regeneration . He line-produced the docu-dramas, A Chance For Change, about aids awareness in native communities and The Sentencing Dilemma, an examination of the sentencing issues the courts face when prosecuting assault cases. He also production managed the documentary, Gurdwara – House of the Guru, on the spiritual life of the Sikh community in Vancouver.

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The Jim Hamm Doukhobor Research Collection consists of two VHS copies of the documentary film, The Spirit Wrestlers, and other materials relating to the production of the film such as Betacam SP videos (camera masters), VHS videos screening copies, 35mm slides, digital photos on CD, audio cassettes and transcripts of the interviews in hard copy and on CD. In addition, footage logs, printed material, photographs and photocopies of photographs relating to the film have been created or collected, 1999-2002.

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VHS format screening copies are available for public access. The BETACAM SP format tapes are restricted for preservation reasons.

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132 Beta SP videotapes
230 screening, videotapes
104 audio tapes
7 videocassettes
72 CD's
3262 slides
81 photographs.

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