Canadian Women Film Directors Database
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"Anne Claire Poirier was the dominant force behind the emergence of a women's cinema at the [National Film] Board. [...] Although the first woman to direct a feature film in Quebec [...], she languished in obscurity at the NFB. In six books published on French-Canadian film-making from 1966 to 1972, neither she nor her work is mentioned once. It took the preparations for International Women's Year in 1975 to win her recognition, and an opportunity to make more features."
-- David Clandfield


Source:
Clandfield, David. Canadian Film. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987. (p. 53)