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VIFF2020: Director Loretta Todd on the Making of Her Debut Feature Monkey Beach [Interview]

VIFF2020: Director Loretta Todd on the Making of Her Debut Feature Monkey Beach [Interview]

Loretta Todd has been making documentaries for three decades but in 2020, she's opening another chapter in her filmmaking career: feature film director.

Monkey Beach is an adaptation of Eden Robinson's acclaimed book about a young woman named Lisa, the mesmerizing Grace Dove, who returns home to Kitamaat to save her brother who she believes is about to suffer a tragic fate.

A mix of magical realism and an exploration of Aboriginal traditions, Monkey Beach is the kind of film that captures a culture in a way only an insider can, bringing to life a beloved novel and introducing the material to an entire new audience.

Like so many independent productions, the movie's journey to the screen was long and arduous but Todd's pe

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