Canadian documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick was an ambassador of documentary filmmaking. He's seen here at the Pusan International Film Festival in Busan, South Korea, October 11, 2009.
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Peter Wintonick, Canadian documentary champion, dead at 60

Canadian documentary filmmaker and ambassador, Peter Wintonick, died Monday morning (November 18) at the age of 60 of a rare liver cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma.

Best known for co-directing the 1992 documentary “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” Wintonick was also known for promoting the idea of documentary film and an avid attendee of festivals around the world.

“Peter is — so hard to say ‘was’ — one of the greats of the documentary world,” National Film Board chair Tom Perlmutter said in a statement.

“He knew everyone and everyone knew him for his passion, his commitment, his generosity. He created a significant body of work; but his contribution was far greater than the sum of his films. It encompassed a larger view of the documentary as quintessential to the moral well-being of the universe.”

More information:
CBC News – Montreal filmmaker, best known for Chomsky documentary, was mentor to next generation – here
Montreal Gazette – Montreal filmmaker Peter Wintonick dies – here

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