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Neal Livingston


Neal Livingston is a filmmaker, director, and producer with a long filmmaking history. His films have been broadcast extensively, primarily in Canada, and also in the UK, USA, and Australia. Many of his productions have been seen at festivals around the world where he has been an invited guest. Livingston makes political documentaries on environmental issues, and portraits of people and communities. Many of his films have humourous dimensions. Neal Livingston began making documentaries when he finished his BFA in film in 1976. Between 1978 and 1994, four of Neal's documentaries were screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City weekly film series. The films screened at the MOMA were BudworksWater PowerHerbicide Trials, and Both Sides Of The Wire.

Retrospectives of Livingston's work were held at the Cinematheque Quebecoise in Montreal for 2 nights in 2001, and at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Prince Edward Island in 1998. Two of Neal Livingston's films, Michel in a Suête and Snow on the Lake were selected for screening in the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition during the winter Olympics. 100 Short Stories (2016) is Livingston's first documentary feature, about predatory capitalism, renewable energy, and the fight against fracking on Cape Breton Nova Scotia.


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