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Guy Maddin may be one of Canada's best-known unknown filmmakers. From his early, improbable success with "Tales From the Gimli Hospital," the director has relied on near-extinct film techniques to convey both a heavy dose of melodrama and a sly sense of humour. Maddin now works with international stars, but his humble origins are with the Winnipeg Film Group — a filmmakers' co-op that, over 30 years, has brought global acclaim to many Manitoba moviemakers.

Three films from the group - an animated film and two documentaries - get an audience beyond Manitoba.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC News
Broadcast Date: Feb. 15, 1980
Guest(s): Bob Lower
Duration: 5:56
Film credits: Winnipeg Film Group, National Film Board

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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