Anne Henderson

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Anne Henderson has been writing and directing documentary films for over 30 years.

She prefers character-driven stories with a strong narrative arc. She is the recipient of a Genie Award, two Hot Docs Awards, a Gemini, as well as various international film prizes. Apart from her latest film In the Key of Claire, Anne has directed Battle of Wills,  the story of an enigmatic 17th century painting with an unproven claim to be the only image of Shakespeare painted from life.  Other titles include Water Marks, a film about murdered west coast poet Pat Lowther;  The Road from Kampuchea, a portrait of the Cambodian landmine survivor who became the 1999 Nobel Peace Laureate; A Song for Tibet, the moving story of a family divided by war and exile; and Holding Our Ground, a study of a squatter community in the Philippines where the women take control of their destinies. She has also directed several series for television, including Women: A True Story – narrated by Susan Sarandon, The Human Race by journalist Gwynne Dyer, and  Dogs With Jobs, the popular series on working dogs. Anne is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and has served as jury chair and jury member for numerous film awards committees.

She makes her home in the midst of Montreal’s vibrant arts community.

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