Filmmaker, journalist and writer Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 documentary and drama films and series during a 39-year career. His films have taken him to remote corners of Africa; North, South and Central America, the High Arctic and throughout Europe and Asia.

Raymont is the recipient of 35 international awards including the Emmy for Best Documentary, the Canadian Genie, several Gemini Awards, Gold and Silver Hugos, The Sesterce d’Argent and many other international honours. His documentary feature, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire was honoured with the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentaries at The Sundance Film Festival.

Raymont’s films are often provocative investigations of “hidden worlds” in politics, media and business. His films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice and are regularly broadcast on private and public TV networks worldwide. In recent years he has explored the life of world-renowned writers, artists and musicians through his documentaries made with and on Ariel Dorfman, Glenn Gould and Emily Carr. He is currently producing and directing a film on Canadian painter, Tom Thomson.

His career began at age 21 at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal where, from 1971-78, he worked as an editor, director and producer. While at the NFB, Raymont also taught film and video production in the Canadian Arctic. In 1979, Raymont moved to Toronto and established his independent film and television production company now operating as White Pine Pictures. He co-partnered the company with his late wife, award-winning filmmaker and author, Lindalee Tracey.

Raymont’s feature documentary, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was short-listed for an Academy Award Oscar for Best Documentary.

Raymont is also the co-creator and Executive Producer of The Border, a 38-episode TV drama series, broadcast in 22 countries in 11 languages.


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