Anne Claire Poirier

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Birthday
6, 1932
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Trailblazing Canadian documentarian who became the first French-Canadian women ever to direct a feature film. Some of her best known works include 1979's A Scream from Silence and 1997's Let Me Go.

Before Fame

She was born in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec and worked in the Translation's Office at the Film Board of Canada.

Trivia

She received a Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2001.

Family Life

The murder of her daughter, Yanne, was the inspiration for Let Me Go.

Associated With

She and Jehane Noujaim are two of the most famous female documentarians.