Wintopia + director Q&A

Dir: Mira Burt-Wintonick
Canada / 2019 / 88mins

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For many years the beloved Canadian documentary maker Peter Wintonick roamed the world, searching for Utopia, planning to make a film about his quest. 

When he died in 2013 at aged 60, his mourning daughter Mira began sorting through the 300 tapes he left behind. She decides to finish her father’s film, merging it with a portrait of the man himself. In doing so she probes the painful reality that while generously giving his time to documentary film festivals everywhere, Peter deprived his wife and daughter of his presence for months on end. 

Whimsical and peripatetic like the man himself, this is a moving and fitting tribute to a larger than life creative and a leading light in the global documentary community. 

This online screening will be followed by Q&A with the film's director Mira Burt-Wintonick, hosted by festival director and documentary filmmaker Heather Croall. To join live, and put your question to the director, tune into the film + Q&A at 7pm on Thursday 28th January. Or watch both in a recorded form until 11pm on Saturday 30th January.


HOW TO WATCH: This programme will be broadcast live on our custom built streaming site. Once you have registered to attend you will receive an email on the day of the event with further details about how to access our streaming site.