Mumbai fest plans Wintonick tribute

The late Canadian documentarian will be honored at Asia's biggest documentary and animation festival with a screening of select films.
December 2, 2013

Late filmmaker Peter Wintonick is to be honored with a tribute at the upcoming Mumbai International Film Festival for documentary and animation films.

The 13th edition of the Indian film festival will host a tribute for Wintonick, who passed away on November 18 after a short battle with a rare form of liver cancer, with a screening of his selected works.

Wintonick is best known for documentaries such as China Heavyweight and Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media.

The Mumbai International Film Festival, the largest international film festival for documentary and animation films in Asia, is to run from February 3-9.

The event is organized by the films division at the Indian ministry of information and broadcasting.

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