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Dramatic Feature (100 min) | Ryszard Bugajski

  • SYNOPSIS

1991 Canadian drama film about clearcutting in an unnamed Canadian province. This motion picture stars Graham Greene, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Ron Lea, and Michael Hogan, and directed by Polish filmmaker Ryszard Bugajski. Filmed in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and based on the novel A Dream Like Mine (1987) written by M. T. Kelly, it covers complex subject matter such as the land rights of indigenous peoples in Canada, pacifism, colonialism, and environmentalism.

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  • ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Ryszard Bugajski (27 April 1943 – 7 June 2019) was a Polish film director and screenwriter. He directed 23 films and television shows since 1972. His 1982 film Interrogation starring Krystyna Janda and Adam Ferency, described as “the most anti-Communist film in the history of Polish People’s Republic” was entered into the 1990 Cannes Film Festival after being suppressed by the Polish communist authorities for several years.