Alden Nowlan: An Introduction

Alden Nowlan: An Introduction

| 28 min

This short documentary introduces us to Alden Nowlan, winner of Canada’s 1967 Governor General’s Award for poetry. His empathy for ordinary people was evident in his work as a poet, journalist, short-story writer, novelist and playwright. Nowlan’s writing is admired far beyond his native Maritimes, but he never forgot his roots, which he drew on for inspiration. This film, shot just before his death in 1983, records him reminiscing and reading from his work.

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  • director
    Jon Pedersen
  • editing
    Jon Pedersen
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • executive producer
    Barry Cowling
  • camera
    Kent Nason
  • sound
    Arthur McKay
  • sound editing
    Eric Emery
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl