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Allan King, O.C., B.A., D.F.A.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Allan King, O.C., B.A., D.F.A. O.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 10, 2002 December 12, 2003
He is one of Canada's renowned filmmakers. Using his unique and powerful directorial abilities, he explores the sociological and psychological aspects of the human condition. Internationally recognized as a key figure in the evolution of the documentary, he helped to pioneer cinéma vérité and actuality drama. His distinguished body of works covers many film genres and includes such award-winning films as Warrendale, One Night Stand and Who Has Seen The Wind. A staunch supporter of filmmakers' rights, he is a founding member and former president and chief executive officer of the Directors' Guild of Canada.
Deceased on June 15, 2009.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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