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The Journals of Susanna Moodie

Directed by Marie Waisberg
Canada, 1972 (fiction, 15 minutes, black and white, English)

Film Description:
"A dramatic film interpretation of Margaret Atwood's poems. The script, written by Margaret Atwood and Marie Waisberg, consists of selections from The Journals of Susanna Moodie tracing Susanna's life in Canada. In addition to acquainting audiences with Miss Atwood's poetry and stimulating those who are familiar with it, the film portrays Canadian pioneer life in the nineteenth century and provides insights into the derivation of our attitudes towards Canada and our environment."
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Margaret Atwood, Marie Waisberg
Based on: The Journals of Susanna Moodie, a book by Margaret Atwood
Produced by: Marie Waisberg
Narrator: Marian Waldman
Film Editing: Clarke Mackey, Paul Quigley
Production Company: Tranby Productions
(sources)


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