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Shadowmaker: The Life and Times of Gwendolyn MacEwen

Directed by Brenda Longfellow
Canada, 1998 (documentary, 58 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Shadow Maker: Gwendolyn MacEwen, Poet"
Video (Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival)

Film Description:
"Michael Ondaatje called Gwendolyn MacEwen 'the last of the bardic poets'. In the early 60s, she astonished the nascent beat scene at Toronto's Bohemian Embassy with her exotic looks and her accomplished writing style. During her lifetime MacEwen travelled to Greece and Egpyt, married twice, wrote novels, translated Greek verse, took lovers and wrote radio scripts. Above all, she wrote luminous poetry, some of which is sensitively visualized in this thoughtful, pensive work which features insights from Margaret Atwood, Judith Merrill and Rosemary Sullivan."
-- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Brenda Longfellow
Based on: Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen, a book by Rosemary Sullivan
Produced by: Anita Herczeg
Narrator: Linda Griffiths
Cinematography: Zoe Dirse
Film Editing: Cathy Gulkin
Music: Ernie Toller
Production Company: Gerda Film Productions
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