Mr. Mark Achbar (Canada)

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Mark Achbar‘s passion for filmmaking has gone hand in hand with his endeavours as a human rights activist for over three decades. Achbar was among a handful of non-fiction feature filmmakers who helped pave the way for documentaries to reach large international audiences through mainstream movie theatres, as well as TV, home video, and the internet.

Achbar was the driving force behind the two most successful Canadian feature documentaries ever made. His five-year collaboration with Peter Wintonick resulted in MANUFACTURING CONSENT : Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992). Six years of extensive research and documentation with Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott culminated in The Corporation (2003). Both surprise box office hits, these two major films won a total of 48 awards, among them 14 audience choice awards, including Sundance. More recently, he has been an executive producer on several award-winning feature documentaries.

As Executive Producer, Achbar facilitated the production of several award-winning theatrical feature documentaries including Sam Bozzo’s BLUE GOLD: World Water Wars (2008) on the privatization of the world’s water supplies and Denis Delestrac’s PAX AMERICANA and the Weaponization of Space (2009).

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