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Poet and novelist, Margaret Atwood is a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman and writer behind these stories?
Our film crew keeps pace with Atwood and her partner Graeme Gibson as she jets to speaking engagements around the world, visits the set of The Handmaid’s Tale and takes a family holiday. The film explores Atwood’s “backstory”, her early days in the Canadian wilderness and as a poet. Atwood’s novels are explored, including her latest, The Testaments, the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Personal stories are shared by friends, family and, of course, directly by Atwood herself.
2019 / CANADA / 92 mins
Nancy Lang, Co-Producer & Co-Director
Producer, director, writer, Lang co-produced the documentary feature film West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson, which was honoured with 5 awards, including the Directors’ Guild of Canada Award for Best Documentary. She researched and produced Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven, for which she won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Editorial Research and most recently she co-directed and co-produced Where The Universe Sings The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris. An artist herself, Lang designed and wrote the digital media companions for these theatrically-released films.
Peter Raymont, Co-Producer & Co-Director
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, journalist and writer, Raymont has produced and directed over 100 documentaries and two major television drama series. Recipient of many international awards, Raymont’s documentary features include Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire, A Promise to the Dead: Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson and Where The Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris. He is also producer/director of the Oscar short-listed Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (PBS American Masters).