Alden Nowlan survived rural poverty to become the winner of Canada's 1967 Governor General's Award for poetry. His empathy with ordinary people ran throughout his work as poet, journalist, short-story writer, novelist and playwright. His writing is admired far beyond his native Maritimes, but he never forgot his roots, which he drew on for inspiration. This film, shot just before his death in 1983, records him reminiscing and reading from his work.

 

This film is a treasure.

 

 

Directed by: Jon Pedersen

Producer: Kent Martin

Editor: Jon Pedersen

Cinematography: Kent Nason

Sound: Arthur McKay

Executive Producer: Barry Cowling

 

Watch: https://www.nfb.ca/film/alden_nowlan_an_introduction/

Alden Nowlan;

An Introduction

 

" The day the child realizes that all

adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise."

 

 - Alden Nowlan
 

 

Award of Merit

Atlantic Film Festival