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Margaret Atwood: Encounters
Margaret Atwood: Encounters

Margaret Atwood: Encounters  

Synopsis

Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. Readers are turning to her work as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies and the slow-motion disaster of climate change. Her poetry and books are about survival, but they are also survival tools in and of themselves.

The recent success of the television adaptation of her novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has made Atwood a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman behind these stories? How does she seem to know what is to come?

With exclusive access over a twelve-month period, this documentary follows Atwood and her partner, author and activist Graeme Gibson, as they jet to speaking engagements around the world.

We are with Atwood as she visits the set of The Handmaid’s Tale, where she meets Ane Crabtree, costume designer of the blood-red robes being worn by women protesters from Buenos Aires to Dublin to LA.

The film also delves into Atwood’s backstory and her unique partnership with Gibson, elucidating the personal and societal factors that inform her stories.


Genre: Non-Fiction, Films

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, True Story, Documentary, Biography

Year of Production: 2018-2019

Running Time: 1 x 90-minutes (1 x 58-minute version also available)

Available in HD: Yes

Available in 4K: Yes

Country: Canada

Production Company:A White Pine Pictures Production in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund and developed with the participation of Telefilm Canada