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MARGARET ATWOOD: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power

MARGARET ATWOOD: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power

Documentary | English | 92 minutes


Kew Media Distribution

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Nancy Lang, Peter Raymont


Nancy Lang, Peter Raymont


Margaret Atwood, Graeme Gibson, Ane Crabtree, Charlie Pachter, Elizabeth Moss, Oberon Zell Ravenheart, Warren Littlefield, Bruce Miller, Volker Schlöndorff


Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. Readers are turning to her work as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies and the slow-motion disaster of climate change. Her poetry and books are about survival, but they are also survival tools in and of themselves.

The recent success of the television adaptation of her novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, has made Atwood a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman behind these stories? How does she seem to know what is to come?

With exclusive access over a twelve-month period, this documentary follows Atwood and her partner, author and activist Graeme Gibson, as they jet to speaking engagements around the world.

We are with Atwood as she visits the set of The Handmaid’s Tale, where she meets Elizabeth Moss and Ane Crabtree, costume designer of the blood-red robes being worn by women protesters from Buenos Aires to Dublin to LA.

The film also delves into Atwood’s backstory and her unique partnership with Gibson, elucidating the personal and societal factors that inform her stories.

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