Director: Mira Burt-Wintonick
Canada | 2019 | 89 min
Colin Low Award for Canadian Feature – DOXA
Peter Wintonick’s roles as producer, writer, editor and director created a documentary catalogue over four decades that received accolades around the globe, including his best-known work, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media. His devotion to the art form and support to fellow filmmakers meant that his sudden passing in 2013 was a tragic loss for all those who knew him and his work. For his daughter Mira, her grief led to a desire to connect with her late father’s legacy. Peter travelled the globe with camera in hand, recording his observations and strong belief in humanity, humbly noting that “life is more complex than any camera can record.” Resurrecting his travelogue footage and reconstructing it with interviews with his closest colleagues, her mother Christine and her own reflections, Mira delivers a moving tribute while bringing closure to their shared journey of exploring a utopian vision of the world.
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Host Alex Rogalski (VFF Programmer) talks with director Mira Burt-Wintock