Prieto - McTair Productions fonds

Reference Code: Fonds - F 4585
Title: Prieto - McTair Productions fonds
Date of Creation: 1939-2007, predominant 1976-2007
Physical Description:

1.27 metres of textual records

110 film reels (32 hours, 33 minutes)

57 audio reels (14 hours, 13 minutes)

19 audio cassettes (20 hours, 30 minutes)

3 videocassettes (3 hours)

89 photographs : black and white prints

38 photographs : black and white negatives

2 photographs : colour prints

26 photographs : colour negatives

1 microfiche

1 transparency

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Claire Prieto and Roger McTair as individual film makers and as a production team, from the years following their arrival in Canada until present day. The majority of the records consist of sound and moving images, as well as photographs and textual records relating to projects undertaken by Prieto and McTair.


The records pertain to the following productions: Home to Buxton, It's Not An Illness, Different Timbres, Some Black Women, Jennifer Hodge: The Glory and the Pain, Jane Finch Again!, Children Are Not the Problem, Black Nova Scotia, and projects related to employment equity. Also included are research and publicity files accumulated by Prieto and McTair and those concerning their production company.


Prieto and McTair's films have been screened in several film festivals, including Black International Film Festival (Indiana, U.S.A.), Yorkton Film Festival (Yorkton, Saskatchewan), Pan-African Film and T.V. Festival (Ouagadougu, Burkina Faso), 12th International Women's Film Festival (France), American Educational Film and Video Festival (New York), Toronto International Film Festival, Black Light Film Festival (Chicago), Margaret Mead Film Festival (New York), and the Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax).


The fonds is arranged into eleven series primarily based on the films and documentaries produced by Prieto and McTair.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

Claire Prieto (1945-) was a partner in Prieto-McTair Productions from the 1970s to 2007, and was producer, co-director, production manager and researcher on a number of documentaries which explored Black History and culture.

Roger McTair (1944-) was a partner in Prieto-McTair Productions from the 1970s to 2007, and was producer, co-director, production manager and researcher on a number of documentaries which explore Black History and culture.

Prieto-McTair Productions was a Toronto, Ontario based film production company that was in operation from 1982 to 2007.

Click on the link(s) below for more information.

Prieto, Claire, 1945-

McTair, Roger, 1944-

Prieto-McTair Productions

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Structure of Collection:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition: The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Claire Prieto-Fuller and Roger McTair in 2009. An accrual was donated by Claire Prieto-Fuller and Roger McTair in 2010.
Availability of Other Formats:

Some records are available as digital or DVD reference copies that will be made available upon request.

Original films are not available for screening where reference copies are available.

Related Material:

The Daniel G. Hill fonds (F 2130) consists of records related to the life and work of Mr. Hill, a sociologist and Canadian Black historian; this fonds contains some films, but these are personal, home movies. The David Troster fonds (C 56) includes Troster's independently created films, which are centred on questions of cultural and gender identity reflecting his own Jewish and gay identity. The Gloria Montero and David Fulton fonds (F 4368) is another example of a fonds created by independent filmmakers; it contains the films and accompanying textual documents for four independent documentary films related to the arts and the environment. The Alvin D. McCurdy fonds (F 2076) contains a collection of Black historical materials concerning various black organisations such as the Amherstburg Citizen's Advancement Association.

Associated Material:

The York University Libraries contain videocassette copies of Children Are Not the Problem, Jane Finch Again! and Home to Buxton. The Toronto Public Library also contains videocassette copies of Children Are Not the Problem.

Accruals: Accruals are expected.