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Irene Angelico

Irene Angelico

Irene Angelico has won numerous international awards for directing and producing, as well as a Gemini for best writing in a documentary. Her work has also been featured at retrospectives in England, France and Canada. 


In 1974, Angelico was invited to join the National Film Board of Canada’s newly formed women’s unit, Studio D, where she co-directed the short “and They Lived Happily Ever After” (1975), part of a groundbreaking series of Challenge for Change films that were made by and about women, focusing on long-neglected women’s issues. She was also the co-producer and co-director of Dark Lullabies (1985), a film about the impact of the Holocaust on the next generation of Germans and Jews. A Studio D co-production, this acclaimed documentary won a number of awards. Angelico continued to work at Studio D until it closed its doors. 


Angelico went on to become an independent filmmaker, directing and writing several award-winning projects, including The Cola Conquest (1998), Inside the Great Magazines (2007) and First to Stand: The Cases and Causes of Irwin Cotler (2022).