Arthur Hammond (director)

Arthur Hammond was a Canadian documentary filmmaker, associated with the National Film Board of Canada.[1] He was most noted as codirector with Donald Brittain and John Spotton of Never a Backward Step, which won the Canadian Film Award for Best Feature Length Documentary at the 20th Canadian Film Awards in 1968,[2] and for his 1968 film This Land, for which he was a Canadian Film Award nominee for Best Director at the 21st Canadian Film Awards in 1969.[3]

He was also the writer and director of Corporation, a six-part documentary series aired by CBC Television in 1975,[4] and of Imperfect Union, a four-part NFB series on Canadian labour history.[5]


  1. ^ Frank Morriss, "On Film, a Study Of Automation". The Globe and Mail, August 21, 1965.
  2. ^ Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1. pp. 81-83.
  3. ^ "Canadian Film Awards to be given Oct. 4". The Globe and Mail, September 24, 1969.
  4. ^ Betty Lee, "Steinberg's supermarkets the star of NFB's 6-part study". The Globe and Mail, January 21, 1974.
  5. ^ Isabel Vincent, "Political correctness hallmark of festival". The Globe and Mail, April 2, 1991.

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