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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  


Poet and novelist, Margaret Atwood is a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman and writer behind these stories?

The film crew keeps pace with Atwood as she jets to speaking engagements around the world, visits the set of The Handmaid’s Tale and takes a family holiday. The film explores Atwood’s early days in the Canadian wilderness and as a shining star of the CanLit scene. Atwood’s novels will be explored, including her latest,The Testaments, the highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Personal stories will be shared by friends, family and by the author herself.

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments has been awarded the 2019 Booker Prize.



:star::star::star::star: – THE EX-PRESS

The remarkable thing about the film is the way Lang and Raymont recognize that they don’t have to do anything remarkable — no cinematic tricks, no animated sequences, no re-enactments — to bring her [Margaret Atwood] to life”  – THE EX-PRESS

“A celebration of all things Atwoodian” – NATIONAL POST

3.5 out of 4 stars – NATIONAL POST

“Insightful and poetic” – GLOBE AND MAIL

“The filmmakers allow us to catch a glimpse of the quick-witted poet’s seldom-seen private life” – CORE MAGAZINE

“This doc proves the grande dame of Canadian literature is consummately witty” - ADDICTED

“It’s so exciting to watch a film about the pioneering writer’s very eventful life” - ADDICTED


Genre: Theatrical, Non-Fiction, Films

Sub Genre: Arts & Culture, True Story, Documentary, Biography

Year of Production: 2018-2019

Running Time: 1 x 92-minutes (1 x 78-minute version also available)

Available in HD: Yes

Available in 4K: Yes

Country: Canada

Production Company:A White Pine Pictures Production