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us: Low, Colin

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    • Colin Archibald
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    • found: Canadian Encyclopedia online, viewed 1 September 2016: Colin Low (Colin Archibald Low, CM; film director, producer; born 24 July 1926 in Cardston, AB; died 24 February 2016 in Montréal, QC; joined the National Film Board's animation department in 1945, later turning his attention from film animation to documentary; heavily involved in the development of the NFB's Challenge for Change program, which attempted to encourage social change by putting film and video equipment into the hands of the people concerned, initiating the program with a series of films made with the people of the Fogo Islands; made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996 and became the first anglophone ever to be honoured with the Québec government's prestigious Prix Albert-Tessier, one of the Prix du Québec, in 1997)
    • found: Globe and mail, 11 March 2016, online, viewed 1 September 2016 (Colin Low, died on Feb. 24 at the age of 89; regarded as a gentleman genius and spiritual father figure among Canadian documentary filmmakers; Colin Archibald Low; born in Cardston, Alta., in 1926, to Gerald and Marion; studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Calgary Institute of Technology (now the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology); hired as a summer student in 1945 at the National Film Board, becoming in the 1950s supervisor of the animation division and in the 1970s setting up new regional offices across the country; earned two Oscar nominations as producer, Universe (1960) and My Financial Career (1962), and two as codirector, The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952) and City of Gold (1957), and worked on another four Oscar-nominated films; invested in the Order of Canada in 1996)
    • found: Canada. Governor General. Honours Recipients database, viewed 1 September 2016 (Colin Low, C.M., R.C.A.; Montréal, Quebec; Member of the Order of Canada, awarded on May 4, 1995, invested on February 15, 1996; During his lifelong career with the National Film Board, he has been on the cutting edge of many experimental film-making techniques. His imagination, artistry and love for his country are evident in the broad range of films he has produced, from small-screen community development projects to the thrill and excitement of Imax productions viewed by millions around the world; deceased on February 18, 2016)
    • found: Amicus database, 1 September 2016 (authorized access point: Low, Colin)
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