Waterloo, Nov 1 (Canadian-Media): A new feature documentary on Margaret Atwood "A Word after a Word after a Word is Power" would showcase for a weeklong run run Friday, Nov. 8 in Waterloo at The Princess Cinema, media reports said.
Margaret Atwood at the York Club in Toronto. A documentary on Atwood begins a weeklong run Friday, Nov. 8 in Waterloo at The Princess Cinema. Credit: Peter Bregg
The director of the documentary, Nancy Lang would be there on the opening night to take questions.
The world première of "A Word after a Word after a Word is Power" is scheduled for Thursday at the Bell TIFF Lightbox in Toronto, but even before its première the documentary has been sold into nine countries.
"The interest in this film we expect is going to be quite big," said Lang.
About 35 friends and family members were interviewed by Lang and co-director/producer Peter Raymont and introduced an archival footage into the 92-minute documentary.
Lang and Raymont followed Atwood around for more than 18 months — Toronto, Vancouver, Berlin, Boston, Iceland, Amsterdam and Cambridge, Ont.
After publishing 17 novels, 17 books of poetry, 10 non-fiction books, eight children's books and a trilogy of graphic novels, Atwood shows no signs of slowing down.
"She is very important and meaningful to young women and young men as well," said Lang. "The demographic is enormous, she reaches all ages."
Atwood's humanity, generosity and kindness shine through in all the interactions recorded by the documentary crew.
"When you meet her she is just lovely and so many of her friends say she hasn't changed at all over these years," said Lang. "She is an international celebrity, but one-on-one you would never know it."
Her message to the community is at the end of the documentary's a clip of an 18-year-old woman asking Atwood what young people should do today. Atwood told her to vote, subscribe to a newspaper and work to know the truth.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)