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Margaret Laurence, First Lady of Manawaka

1978 52 min
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This feature documentary is a portrait of one of Canada's most celebrated authors, Margaret Laurence. Born in a small Prairie town in Manitoba, Laurence remained haunted by the images of this small Presbyterian home town. This film traces her life from the early days and introduces us to her characters, whom we meet through readings from her work by Canadian actress Jayne Eastwood. The film blends fact with fiction to give its audience a strong impression of who this very private person really was.

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Margaret Laurence, First Lady of Manawaka

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This feature documentary is a portrait of one of Canada's most celebrated authors, Margaret Laurence. Born in a small Prairie town in Manitoba, Laurence remained haunted by the images of this small Presbyterian home town. This film traces her life from the early days and introduces us to her characters, whom we meet through readings from her work by Canadian actress Jayne Eastwood. The film blends fact with fiction to give its audience a strong impression of who this very private person really was.
  • director
    Robert Duncan
  • script
    Robert Duncan
  • producer
    William Weintraub
  • executive producer
    Roman Kroitor
  • cinematography
    Barry Perles
  • sound
    Michel Hazel
  • editing
    Sidonie Kerr
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • voice
    Jayne Eastwood

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