Latest news: Remembering Magnus Isacsson
The state Film Board of Canada (NFB) has released a statement expressing its woe in excess of the demise of long-time, award-winning Quebec documentary filmmaker, Magnus Isacsson. Effective dramatic stories which bring crucial social and opinionated issues to the attention of the known – with the aim of was Magnus Isacsson’s objective. In the sphere of the carry on fifteen years he specialized in the sphere of “process films”, following conflictual situations in excess of prolonged periods of count.
On behalf of instance his 1996 film, Power, told the five-year story of how the Cree indians defeated Hydro-Québec’s lofty Whale megaproject. The film customary the reward on behalf of superlative documentary by the side of the Paris International Environmental Film Festival in the sphere of 1997 and the imposing Prize of the Lausanne festival in the sphere of 1999. In the sphere of with the aim of time, 1999, he released The Choir Boys approximately Montreal’s choir of destitute men, which was nominated on behalf of several main Canadian awards and customary the Golden Conch by the side of the Mumbai International festival in the sphere of 2000. The item extent consider from the Summit is a multi-faceted consider of the politics of campaign, which the Globe and Mail called “remarkable…Riveting”. Isacsson additionally co-directed Pressure meaning, a film on the same theme with the aim of customary the Quebec Film Critics reward on behalf of superlative Documentary in the sphere of 2000.
Maxime, McDuff and McDo, his flash film on attempts to unionize McDonald’s restaurants, was nominated on behalf of three Gémeaux awards. Single of his supplementary latest films, 2009′s painting in the sphere of combat, customary the Prix Gémeaux on behalf of superlative sketch or else biography in the sphere of 2011.
Born in the sphere of Sweden in the sphere of 1948, Isacsson immigrated to Canada in the sphere of 1970 and became a Canadian national in the sphere of 1978. He had deliberate opinionated science by the side of the University of Stockholm and continued folks studies in the sphere of Montreal. He preliminary his working life having the status of a data lines producer on behalf of Swedish Broadcasting and so therefore the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from 1972 to 1980. From 1980 to 1986 he directed numerous current affairs reports and exploratory stories on behalf of the English and French television Le meaning, Contrechamp and The Fifth Estate.
In the sphere of addition to his run having the status of a director, Isacsson additionally qualified audiovisual production by the side of l’INIS, the Quebec film drill, and by the side of several universities, plus Whitman College in the sphere of Washington State, the Université de Montréal and Concordia. In the sphere of the mid-eighties he qualified capture on tape production in the sphere of Zimbabwe and South Africa on behalf of Montreal-based Vidéo Tiers Monde (Third humankind Video). He directed an instructional tape on capture on tape production, which customary the reward on behalf of superlative audiovisual production from the alliance on behalf of Audiovisual schooling Techniques in the sphere of 1991. He was a part and earlier co-chair of the Documentary alliance of Canada (DOC), a part of the alliance des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ), and of SARTEC. He was a earlier vice-president of the Observatoire du documentaire.
In excess of his 22-year career having the status of a documentary film director, Isacsson collaborated with the NFB on a amount of productions. “Magnus’s death is a lofty loss to the complete Quebec documentary film identity,” thought Tom Perlmutter, NFB chair and Government Film representative. “Magnus was so enthusiastic, so passionate approximately what did you say? He did. His furthermost hope for would stay on behalf of us to persist his heritage in the sphere of socially important documentary filmmaking and his faithfulness to social justice.” His nearly everyone latest NFB run was The Battle of Rabaska: Chronicle of an Environmental Conflict, co-directed with long-time lonely Martin Duckworth, documenting a campaign by national activists beside a methane tanker terminal in the sphere of their identity.
Enthusiastic and inexhaustible, Isacsson continued to run all through his illness. Through gigantic effort and enthusiasm, he was booming in the sphere of completing his film Ma vie réelle, approximately troubled youths in the sphere of Montreal North, previous to his death. Produced by Jeannine Gagné on behalf of Amazone Film, Ma vie réelle command premiere this next fall. His hottest film Granny Power, approximately an ahead of its time movement led by senior citizens and produced by Magnus’s wife and frequent collaborator Jocelyne Clarke, is still in the sphere of production.