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What the Darkness Cannot Extinguish: The Storytelling Madness of Clifford George

Quebec Premiere

What the Darkness Cannot Extinguish: The Storytelling Madness of Clifford George

Kenneth J Harvey

Canada | 2023 | 1 h 22 min
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Widely known as The Man with the Ponies, discover the colorful universe of Canadian painter Clifford George who spearheaded the campaign that saved the Newfoundland pony from imminent extinction. From Newfoundland, he once painted landscapes and traditional houses of his native region until his style recently turned abstract. As I grow older“, this remarkable storyteller explains, life becomes more abstract“. The film also addresses the theme of storytelling and its significance.

In presence of the director Kenneth J Harvey and the producer Kelly Meadus on March 16, 2024 at the McCord Stewart Museum in Montréal
Other festival:
Nickel Film Festival Newfoundland, Canada (2023)
Director Kenneth J Harvey
Production Kelly Meadus, Kenneth J Harvey
Camera Kenneth J Harvey

In Partnership with


• Musée McCord Stewart
Saturday, march 16, 2024, 03:00 p.m. — 04:45 p.m.


Kenneth J Harvey

Kenneth J Harvey

Two-time Canadian Screen Awards and Giller Prize nominee, Kenneth J. Harvey is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, photographer and international bestselling author. His films and TV programs have aired on CBC, Documentary Channel and NTV, and have screened at over seventy film festivals around the world, including Raindance, Hotdocs, Festival du nouveau cinéma and TIFF Film Circuit. He grew up behind the camera and in the editing room with his father, Josiah, who trained at the National Film Board in Montreal. Harvey’s books are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and France. He has won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Winterset Award, Italy’s Libro Del Mare, and has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and twice for both the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. His editorials have appeared on CBC Radio, in The Times (London) and in most major Canadian newspapers, including The Globe & Mail, National Post, and Ottawa Citizen.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
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