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Uncommon Hero ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB553723
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Lea Marin, Gerry Flahive, Silva Basmajian
Directors:  John L'Ecuyer
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Civics, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Media and Communications
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  4:05

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Theatre is heady stuff. A single exposure can change your life.

When Paul Thompson was 14, working on his uncle's farm, he was given a ticket
for the Stratford Festival. The rest is cultural history...

Fifty years later, it's hard to imagine Canadian theatre without Thompson's
inspired leadership. From Theatre Passe Muraille to the National Theatre
School, he's mentored generations of actors and plawrights, forging a vibrant
and distinctly Canadian theatre tradition.

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