Donald Brittain


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Birth Name: Donald Brittain
Born: 1928
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, CA
Death Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA
Died: 07/21/1989

Brittain typically wrote, directed and narrated his documentaries, which included "Memorandum"(1966), covering the horrors of the Holocaust; the Oscar-nominated "Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry" (1976), "The Champions" (1978, 1986), a trilogy on the intertwining lives of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and the late Quebec premier Rene Levesque; and "The King Chronicles" (1988), a six-hour NFB-CBC co-production on the life and career of prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Nearly 500,000 Canadians tuned in nightly to watch this 3-part docudrama about King.

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