• Cinema & Media Arts

  • Manfred Becker

  • Assistant Professor

  • Graduate Program Director, MA/MFA Film

Manfred Becker

E bmanfred@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

PhD, Communications & Culture York & Ryerson Universities
The Frankenbite – Ethics in Factual Programming (York Dissertation Prize) 2017
To be published as monograph in 2020
M.A. Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies York University
Capturing the Platform – Public Relations and the Olympic Games 2011
B.A. Journalism & Film Studies Universität Dortmund, West Germany, 1984

BIOGRAPHY

Employment History:
2019 Graduate Program Director Film, AMPD
2018 Assistant Professor, AMPD
2017 Course Director, RTA School of Media at FCAD, Toronto
2015 Member of the School of Graduate Studies, Ryerson University
2014 – 18 Course Director & Thesis Advisor, Documentary Media Graduate Program, Ryerson University
2013 – 18 Course Director, Image Arts, Ryerson University
2011 Course Director, School of Media Studies, Humber College
2010 – 2017 Instructor, Documentary Institute, Seneca College
2005 Course Director, Faculty of Cinema and Media Arts, York University
2000 (ongoing) Documentary writer and director
1987 – 2008  film and video editor
1984 – 1986 Freelance sound editor

Professional Activities:
Ongoing Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (2007-) juror and jury chair
Hot Docs Film Festival (2011-) juror, workshop facilitator and panel moderator
Documentary Association of Canada (2005-) presenter, panelist

2018-19 Visible Evidence XXVI, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, presenter
Media Ethics: Human Ecology in a Connected World, Media Ecology Association, Toronto, presenter
The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film, Brighton, UK (invited)
International Association of Media & Communication Research, IAMCR 2019, Madrid, Spain (invited)
Fourth International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, Bonn, (invited)

2015 C.I.L.E.C.T. conference on post-production, Chicago, lecturer
Visible Evidence XXII International Conference, Toronto, panel chair (invited)
OMDC Industry breakfast on data visualization, presenter
Belleville Doc Fest, workshop leader

2014 Biology of Story (biologyofstory.com) interactive website by Amnon Buchbinder, consultant

2013 Docs North Workshop, Thunder Bay (http://voxpopular.ca) presenter and workshop leader
L.I.F.T. Toronto, Panel on New Media, panelist

2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit, Masters Workshop, Kingston
Documentary Summit, Ryerson University, panelist
Toronto District School Board, Professional development, presenter
Centennial College, Culture and Heritage Institute conference, presenter
DOC conference on post-production, Innis College, U of T, keynote speaker

2011 New York City Jewish Heritage Museum, ‘Future of Holocaust Education,’ presenter
Canadian Psychiatric Association conference, Toronto, presenter.
Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education, TIFF Lightbox. Presenter.

2010 Filmhaus Bremen, Germany, presenter
Bishop Marrocco High School, Toronto, juror (2010-2014)
Academy for Lifelong Learning, U of T, lecturer (2010-2012)

2009 Documentary Association of Canada, Masters Series, presenter
Capturing Reality NFB documentary, featured filmmaker: films.nfb.ca/capturing-reality
in flagrante depictor, New York University, Law and Film Conference
Children of Perpetrators symposium, Cardozo School of Law, presenter and panelist
The Holocaust: Children of the Perpetrators Confront Their Parents Nazi Past symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, presenter

2007 HotDocs Film Festival, Toronto, workshop leader & presenter
Saskatchewan Motion Pictures Association, Regina, workshop leader
Inspired Workshop Series, NFB Atlantic Studio, presenter

2006 NIFCO – Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Cooperative, St. John’s, 2-day workshop leader

2008 Reel Diversity Program, National Film Board, Montreal, presenter

2004-2012 Rendez-Vous with Madness Festival programmer, panelist, presenter

2004 Edgecodes – The Art of Motion Picture Editing, documentary I/V subject

2003 Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, guest lecturer, RTA undergraduate program

2002 Yorkton Film Festival, panelist and workshop leader
Moving Images Group, Halifax, 3-day workshop leader on story editing

1996 DOC Magazine POV, editor & contributor

1992 Canadian Film Caucus (CIFC) executive board member

Graduate and Undergraduate Courses taught:
FA/FILM 5400 Graduate Seminar, York AMPD, 2019
FA/FILM 6500 Art of Events, York AMPD, 2019
DM 8226 II Master’s Project Development (MFA) Ryerson Doc Media, 2018
RTA 957 Documentary Production, School of Media (MFA), Ryerson University, 2017
DM 8103 Documentary Studies II, (MFA), Ryerson Doc Media, 2014
DM 8235 Master’s Project Production, (MFA), Ryerson Doc Media
MPF 422 Documentary Production, (BFA), Ryerson, winter 2013
MPF 322 Writing for Documentary, (BFA), Ryerson, winter 2015
FA/FILM 3135, Postproduction (developed course design) (BFA), York, 2013
FA/FILM 3130, Introduction to Picture Editing I (BFA), York, 2005 – 2018
FA/FILM 4130, Intermediate Picture Editing II (BFA), York, 2006 – 2019
FA/FILM 4135, Advanced Picture Editing III, (developed course design), (BFA), York, 2007 -2019
FA/FILM 3001/4001 Documentary Production, (BFA), York, 2012
FA/FILM 1020, Introduction to Filmmaking (BFA), York, 2014 – 2019
Supervisor for independent study courses (BFA), York, 2014
FILM 330 – Screenwriting for Film (Diploma Program), Humber School of Media, 2011
Editing for Documentary (Documentary Diploma), Seneca College, 2010 – 2016
Editing for Documentary (Documentary Summer Institute), Seneca, 2010- – 2017

Filmography Director/Writer:
2019 Saving Rabbit
One hour process documentary on a young homeless man wanting to beat his fentanyl addiction, for CBC’s POV strand. Executive Producer: Robert Cohen, Media Headquarters.
https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/episodes/saving-rabbit

2018 In Search for a Perfect World
International Co-production between the CBC and ZDF on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, with Peter Mansbridge. Producer: Primitive Entertainment. http://www.primitive.net/in-search-of-a-perfect-world.html Nominated for 2020 Donald Brittain Award for best social documentary

From the Vaults
Six-part series of the legendary CBC Music Archives that tell the history of Canada 1950-1980, (co-writer and director). Producer: Banger Films https://www.cbc.ca/television/fromthevaults
And there’s some amazing music on the show. It’s where you can see blues jam, Joan Baez playing an anti-war song at the height of Vietnam, a young cowpunk k.d. lang being critiqued by a present-day k.d. lang, Jackie Mittoo and Oscar Peterson writing new languages for Canadian reggae and jazz.” Now Magazine

The Divided Brain
Feature length documentary about neuroscientist Iain McGilchrist’s monumental work, The Master and his Emissary, featuring the Archbishop of Canterbury and John Cleese. Producer: Vanessa Dylan, Matter-of-Fact-Media
https://gem.cbc.ca/media/documentary-specials/episode-75/38e815a-012a3bb2419
The Divided Brain is a very powerful documentary that has not shied from including critical voices. It conveys, with great clarity and conviction, the immeasurable dangers of the colonisation of the brain by the left-brain hemisphere.” Sunil Kumar, former Dean, London School of Economics

No Joke
Feature length documentary on a singer/songwriter who is saved from his traumatic past by music. Producers: Jason Loftus, Toronto and Adam Leibzig, L.A. http://loftysky.com/film/do-you-think-im-joke/

2015 Satan Lives
Feature length theatrical documentary on the collective hysteria that gripped North America in the 1980’s, HBO Canada. Co-director. Banger Films https://vimeo.com/160664349

The Polar Sea (co-director)
10-part series on the effects of climate change in Canada’s North, ARTE and TV Ontario. Producer Primitive Entertainment http://tvo.org/programs/the-polar-sea
“The Polar Sea-a 10-part TV series beginning Monday on TVO-is a thrilling epic that takes us on a magical 10,000-kilometre mystery tour through the legendary Northwest Passage. Hugely entertaining and mind-bogglingly educational at the same time, it instantly stands as one of the landmarks in the long and rich history of Canadian documentary filmmaking.” – Martin Knelman, Toronto Star
“By personalizing the problem, the brilliant 10-hour documentary manages to make us understand the enormity of the situation. Made on a mammoth scale, the Polar Sea is instead an intimate look at the changing world of the north, beautifully photographed and crisply edited. All of which indicates to me TVO has seized the initiative from CBC in showing and celebrating where public television should be headed.” – Jim Bawden, television critic

2014 At Home/Chez Soi
Interactive website about the “largest social experiment in the world” – housing the homeless.
Nominated for 2013 Webby Award, Recipient of Favourite Website Award http://athome.nfb.ca/#/athome

2013 The Photograph
A portrait of the 1942 Hurricanes, which lost more men in WWII than any other professional sports team, “Engraved in a Nation,” Bell Media. Best Documentary Series, Canadian Screen Awards https://www.infieldflyproductions.com/the-photograph
The lot of a TV critic is not a happy one. I spend my evenings in the dark relentlessly searching for something passable on my flickering TV set. And then something as evocative as The Photograph comes along. Surely, it’s one of the best Remembrance Day specials I have seen. The Photograph plays like an old-time movie…masterfully directed by Manfred Becker.” – Jim Bawden, critic
We all know the adage ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ Well, The Photograph is worth a lot more than that-and it also serves as a timely reminder of what a poppy stands for in this country.” – Stu Cowan, Montreal Gazette

2012 Dark Tourism
Vérité documentary on the phenomenon of tourists seeking out places of conflict and fear, History Television, Golden Sheaf Award nominee, Yorkton Film Festival, Documentary festival in Guangzhou, China, Thanatourism Conference, New York University https://vimeo.com/50454616

Diamond Road
3 x 1-hour HD documentary series on the global diamond industry, Discovery Times & DISCOVERY HD, ARTE, ZDF, NHK, ABC Australia, co-director. Gemini Award for Best Documentary Series
http://kensingtontv.com/kensington/index.php?type=project&id=13
“Fascinating with a firm point of view but no preaching.” – Kate Taylor, Globe & Mail
“A brilliant three-parter … a must-see of the fall season.” – Jim Bawden, Starweek

2004-2006 Hitler’s Children: Germany in Autumn 1977
Historical documentary on the Baader-Meinhof urban guerilla group that challenged West German democracy, History Television, Winner Best Documentary, Directors Guild of Canada Best Historical Documentary Gemini nominee https://vimeo.com/194907995, ps:Baader
Becker manages to bring both terrorists and victims together. A fascinating blueprint for dealing with future terrorist threats.” – Bill Brioux, Toronto Sun
Becker has scored a real coup. Nothing could be more relevant. Explains where terrorism comes from and how states should react. The must-see program of the week.” – Jim Bawden, Starweek

Fatherland
Feature-length personal essay documentary on history, memory and fatherhood, History Television, Donald Brittain Gemini, Best Documentary, Doc Fest Munich, Jewish Film Festivals in Toronto, Atlanta, Seattle & Los Angeles, Directors Guild of Canada Award nominee Chris Award, Columbus, Universities of Toronto, New York and Baltimore https://www.dropbox.com/s/duru4lur5zl5vvb/fatherland.m4v?dl=0
“Intense. substantial and satisfying. Difficult emotional moments and disturbing images. Profoundly intimate portrait of the relationships between fathers and sons.” – Henrietta Walmark, Globe Television
“Opens a poignant landscape. One of those few truly great films that jumps right out at you.” – Jim Bawden, StarWeek
“Tough questions are asked, tough answers are given, and what emerges is a deeper understanding of personal and collective guilt.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star
“Uncomfortable and raw.”- Rick McGinnis, Metro News
“A profoundly intimate portrait.” – Lynne Fernie, HotDocs
“Enlightening. A stirring look. You won’t find a better program to watch this Father’s Day weekend.” – Andrew Borkowski, TV Guide
“A lyrical drama that illustrates the question how complicated the question ‘What did you do in the war’ can get.” – Eye Weekly
“Sobering and provocative. Top pick of festival.” – Globe & Mail

2003-2004 The Siege
Historical documentary on the 1999 siege of a UN compound in East Timor, History Television, Directors Guild of Canada Award nominee Chris Award, Columbus Gold Camera Award, US Film & Video Festival https://vimeo.com/68796683
“Becker has an eye for personal detail and an ear for the way people talk and think. Exceedingly well made…a living, breathing record…paced like a thriller, the result is both sobering and thought-provoking filmmaking that puts most dramatized re-creations to shame…a relentless drive that puts viewers right inside. Surprisingly clear-headed and objective.” – Alex Strachan, National Post
“Deftly paced and dramatic without overdoing either the heroism or the horror, a fine insight into what happened in a part of the world failed by journalism and the world’s most powerful countries.” – John Doyle, Globe & Mail
“This is one of TV’s surprises…amazing…a major work.” – Jim Bawden, Starweek
“The one to catch!”- Toronto Star
“Dramatic, with powerful lessons for today’s conflicts.” – Ann Marie McQueen, Ottawa Citizen

The Life of Me
Vérité documentary following the workshop of a play for the “Madness in the Arts Festival,” featuring actors with mental illness, TV Ontario, Festival screenings in Canada, Brazil and UK https://vimeo.com/255067412
“Heartbreaking.” – John Doyle, Globe & Mail
“Intimate and challenging.” – Henrietta Walmark, Broadcast Week
“At times it is almost impossible to believe that these rehearsals will ever result in a positive outcome in the documentary.” – Network Magazine

Neighbours
Historical documentary on the fin-de-siècle Vienna of Sigmund Freud and Adolf Hitler, History Television, Gemini for Best Biography and Best Documentary Series and Directors Guild Award nominee, Winner, Best Direction, Hugo Awards, Chicago World Film Fest Award, Houston, Screened at Canadian Psychiatric Association conference https://vimeo.com/234313564
“In my eyes, both Hitler and my grandfather were false prophets of the 20th century.” – Sophie Freud, granddaughter of Freud, Boston
“Becker uses archival and new material with masterful editing touch.” – John Goodman, Van North Shore News
“Freud goes up in smoke.” – Judy Gerstel, Toronto Star
“Definite irony.” – Catherine Monk, Georgia Straight
“Riveting.” – Jewish Tribune
“Pick of the week.” – Now Magazine

2001 Death of a Warrior
Documentary about the bombing of the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior by French agents, History Television, Canadian Directors Guild Award Nominee Best of Festival at World Film Fest, Houston, Talking Pictures Film Festival, Taos, NM Rhode Island Festival, BASC finalist, Australia https//vimeo.com/255038011
“A crisply made, clear-eyed look at a tale full of intrigue and courage…gripping, full of suspense and hidden surprises. Remarkable, paced like a thriller. Proves that a well-made documentary can trump all other forms of visual storytelling. A must see.” – Alex Strachan, National Post“An excellent documentary…In Becker’s well-crafted program all the twists and turns of the murky events are made clear.” – John Doyle, Globe and Mail“Film tracks the thriller-like hunt for the saboteurs, the diplomatic skullduggery and the bittersweet outcome of the case.” – Olivia Ward, Toronto Star
“In the vein of a true-crime detective story, unraveling the mystery.” – Taos Talking Pictures
“Saga unfolds like a pulp spy novel, a fine recap of the investigation. The film makes one uneasy in a post-9/11 world. Required viewing.” – Andrew Ryan, Globe & Mail

Filmography Editor/Writer
2014 Before the Last Curtain Falls
Theatrical documentary on experimental theatre performed by aging homosexual and transsexual actors, director: Thomas Wallner, HotDocs Special Jury Award, Best Canadian Documentary, Canadian Cinema Editors Award Nomination https://vimeo.com/121639102

2013 The Defector
Feature-length documentary on the odyssey of North Koreans escaping their country, TVOntario, co-written with director Ann Shin, Selected for Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival and 10 additional festivals, three Canadian Screen Awards http://www.thedefectormovie.com/

2011 Guantanamo Trap
Theatrical feature documentary about four people’s lives that connect during the War on Terror, co-writer. Director: Thomas Wallner, Hot Docs 2011, Special Jury Award, Genie Best Feature Documentary nominee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6lkgA9ThgE

2001 Breakaway
Portrait of two brain-injury survivors, CTV. Director/co-writer: Mathew Welshm Winner, Donald Brittain Gemini for Best Documentary http://sproutflix.org/all-films/breakaway-a-tale-of-two-survivors/
“A visionary piece of factual filmmaking.” – Take One Magazine
“I found it extremely potent and powerful and I could not take my eyes away from it for a second.” – Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio
“A fascinating portrait of power, love and psychological obsession. Strongly recommended…this is the rare sort of film that does not come around very often.” – Library Journal

1999 Out of Orbit
Biography of Marshall McLuhan, CBC’s Life and Times Director/co-writer: Carl Bessai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvpPb89ChM0

1985-1996 A Place Called Chiapas
Feature-length documentary about the Zapatista uprising in Mexico, Theatrical release in North America and Europe Director: Nettie Wild co-writer/editor, Premiere at Berlin Film Festival and TIFF Genie and various other awards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TffwElt_UU
“Exquisitely shot and edited.” – Jon Gralick, Boston Phoenix“Electric, alive, commendable, coincidentally surreal. A humorous, awkward, imperiled cat’s cradle of history, fury and injustice. Bold ways of showing unexpected sides of a story that sometimes has the transcendent urgency of a luscious and troubled agit-prop fable.” – Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
“Wild and her crew bring out an affecting intimacy rare in documentaries with a news sensibility. Inspiring and chilling point bang glimpse leaves powerful impressions.” – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

Filmography Story Editor
2015 Shadow Girl Feature-length documentary on a filmmaker’s journey into blindness Producer/director: Maria Teresa Larrain, http://www.docsbarcelona.com/en/doc/nina-sombra/

2014 Fractured Land
A charismatic First Nation chief in British Columbia takes on the oil- and gas industry and comes of age, CBC, Directors: Fiona Rayner and Damien Gillis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe591PtCfa0

Lost and Found
Objects swept into the ocean by a tsunami in Japan are washed up on the beaches on the Pacific West Coast and give beachcombers meaning in life. Directors: Nicolina Lanni and John Choi http://www.lostandfoundthefilm.ca/trailer/

 2013 Chi
Actress Babz Chula battling cancer, Director: Ann Wheeler, Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival https://www.nfb.ca/film/chi_en/

Spring and Arnaud
Two artists and the life they share, directors: Marcia Connelly and Katherine Knight
HotDocs Documentary Film Festival, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzXR0CUEze0

Buying Sex
Documentary on the legalization of versus banning the sex trade, NFB, Directors: Teresa MacInnes and Kent Nason, Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, https://www.nfb.ca/film/buying_sex/

Occupy Love
Part III of Velcrow Ripper’s documentary trilogy Audience Favourite, “Planet in Focus” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cTBlGcZCeA

2012 A Sorry State
Mitch Miyagawa’s filmic essay on the meaning of government-issued apologies, TVOntario, Writer’s Guild Award, Best Writing in a Documentary https://vimeo.com/50831235

Kids in Jail
NFB documentary on children who kill, Larry Lynn http://www.nfb.ca/film/kids_in_jail/trailer/kids_in_jail_trailer

2008 Fierce Light
Velcrow Ripper’s theatrical documentary on finding spirituality in places of darkness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh5Qvv3UIEg

That’s my Time
Adamm Liley’s portrait of comedian Irwin Barker’s life with terminal cancer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcIEHYDk0c8

Griefwalker
Tim Wilson’s portrait of Stephen Jenkinson, the palliative care counsellor at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital https://www.nfb.ca/distribution/film/griefwalker

2005 Scared Sacred
Velcrow Ripper’s spiritual search for places of darkness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSx68p7ItDk

2002 Fix
Nettie Wild’s feature-length documentary about drugs and resistance on Vancouver’s East Side, for theatrical release “Political struggle is emotionally grounded by two very different yet similarly stubborn, rabble-rousing personalities whose loyal alliance is like a quarrelsome marriage.” – Variety https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thenettiewildcollection/288057487

Filmography/Editor
2014 The Polar Sea 2-D video editor on the 360 VR component. Producers: Irene Vandertorp & Thomas Wallner, http://deep-inc.com/portfolio/polarsea360/

 2010 Prosecutor
Feature-length documentary on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court,
Moreno Ocampo, BBC, Director/writer: Barry Stevens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04s_Y1zCxQc

2008 Biodad
Follow-up feature-length documentary on the search for the filmmaker’s biological father, CBC Director/Writer: Barry Stevens
http://intentblog.com/bio-dad-new-documentary-barry-stevens-canadian-man-searching- his-sperm-donor-fat/

2000 Offspring
Documentary on the search for the filmmaker’s biological father, CBC Director/writer: Barry Stevens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNjaPs599Qs
“A wonderfully light touch resulted in an exemplary search documentary.” – Henry Lewes, Take One

Lola
Theatrical fiction, Invited to Sundance and Berlin, Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals Director: Carl Bessai, https://vimeo.com/13211692 “A well-crafted film about identity theft.” – Alibris

Blue Murder
3×13 prime-time dramatic series, Global Television, (senior picture editor) Executive producers: Laszlo Barna and Steve Lucas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Murder_(Canadian_TV_series)

Obachan’s Garden
Feature-length docu-drama on the Japanese immigrant experience, NFB Pacific Centre (supervising editor) Director/producer: Linda Ohama https://www.nfb.ca/film/obachans_garden/
“Emotionally exhilarating with dozens of emotionally wrenching and uplifting scenes.” – Louis Hobson, Canoe.ca
“Obachan’s Garden is a film to be watched again and again. It reminds me once again of the impressive depth of ability in Canadian documentary filmmakers. Highly Recommended.” – Deborah Begoray, University of Victoria

1997-99 Thin Ice
Biography of Bruce McCall, Canadian-born New Yorker magazine illustrator and writer, NFB, Director: Laurence Green, Gemini Award, Best Editing nominee https://vimeo.com/142279795 pw:brucemccall
“A subtle investigation of the processes of colonialization and psychology of need, Thin Ice is a film about one expatriate Canuck’s strangely desperate desire for American affirmation.” – Tom McSorley, Take One

Johnny
Theatrical fiction, Toronto, Vancouver and Thessalonica Film Festivals Director/producer: Carl Bessai https://vimeo.com/4540260
“Heralded as the first North American entry in the growing Dogma ’95 canon is raw, bare-boned, and bleak.” – Alibris

Wrestling with Shadows
Feature-length study of a modern-day hero in the world of professional wrestling, BBC, ARTE, TVOntario and A&E, Director/Producer: Paul Jay, Gemini Award, Best Editing and Best Biography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3wZhA5s3kI
“This is one whale of a tale!” – Newsday
“A classic story of a modern-day hero, one of the most riveting Canadian films in years.” – Eye Magazine
“Jay, along with seamless editing by Manfred Becker, tracks this progression all the way to its bitter, bitter end. Watching Wrestling With Shadows is great entertainment. It’s a knock out.” – Antonia Zerbisias, Toronto Star
“Like great art, its essence lies not in the subject matter at hand, but in the universal themes that drive it-loyalty, betrayal, jealousy, revenge. You must see the great doc.” – Grant McIntyre, Broadcast Week, Globe & Mail
“A tale as bizarre as Kafka and tragic as Shakespeare…riveting.” – T. Atherton, Ottawa Citizen

Machine Gun
Supervising editor on 3-part documentary series on the history of the 19th and 20th centuries viewed through the barrel of a machine gun, Discovery US and Canada. Producer: Paul Jay Director: Steven Silver

1985-96 Gerrie and Louise
Feature-length documentary about the relationship between a South African soldier of apartheid and a woman journalist, Director: Sturla Gunnarsson, International Emmy, Donald Brittain Gemini Award https://vimeo.com/154442032, pw: niagara
“That sense of the indelible presence of awful memories is heightened by the film’s use of skillfully selected archive footage heightening the sense of their subjectivity at the same time as underscoring for the viewer what exactly is meant by the euphemistic and evasive terms used by Hugo and other former apartheid agents and victims in the film.” – Simon Lewis, Charleston College

Whispers in the Air
Biography of the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, A&E, TV Ontario, producer/director: Tom Perlmutter http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397281/

Who Gets In?
Documentary on Canadian immigration, NFB/CBC co-production Director: Barry Greenwald, Genie Award Best Short Documentary nominee https://www.nfb.ca/film/who_gets_in/

The Journey
14.5-hour Global Peace film, NFB Director/producer: Peter Watkins (co-editor)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmFxcTIzUog
“A tour de force.” – Variety
“I went expecting a great movie. What I got was more information, emotion, despair and transcendent hope than I ever dreamed a mere length of celluloid could possibly convey.” – New Zealand Herald
“Extraordinary, spellbinding and ultimately filled with hope.” – The Raleigh Times

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