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Episode 40: Investigating Asshole Culture — with John Walker
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On this episode of Below the Radar, our host Am Johal sits down with John Walker, an award-winning Canadian filmmaker widely known for his documentary films, such as Québec My Country Mon Pays (2016) and Arctic Defenders (2013). He is also one of the co-founders of the Documentary Organization of Canada. In this conversation, John talks about his latest film, Assholes: A Theory. The film is based on the work of Aaron James, author of a book of the same name. Together, they investigate “asshole culture," and the conditions of our contemporary culture that allows assholes to thrive.
About Our Guest
John Walker is one of Canada’s most well-known documentary filmmakers. His films are personal, lyrical and express a deep understanding of the human condition. He has received over 60 Canadian and international nominations and awards. In 2018, he was honoured with a Hot Docs Festival Retrospective.
CITE THIS EPISODE
Johal, Am. “Investigating Asshole Culture — with John Walker.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, March 3, 2020. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/40-john-walker.html.
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