Order of Canada
Allan King, O.C., B.A., D.F.A.
|Allan King, O.C., B.A., D.F.A.
|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 cinĂ©ma vĂ©ritĂ© 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.