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Fafard, Jan Nowina-Zarzycki

This festival-nominated feature documentary focuses on iconic Canadian sculptor Joe Fafard during the last years of his life. Fafard was arguably one of Canada’s most commercially successful artists of the last several decades. After receiving a tragic cancer diagnosis, Joe sets out to finish two seminal works. He recounts his childhood in a small French/Metis community, his thoughts about death and art and some of the backstories to his works. We also get a fascinating look inside his process within his foundry. It is a very personal depiction of the artist at work, while facing his own mortality.

Directed by Jan Nowina-Zarzycki
2022, Canada, 86 minutes, not rated

Following this screening of Fafard, there will be a Q&A discussion with the film’s director Jan Nowina-Zarzycki.

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.


SaskTel Theatre

Director Jan N. Zarzycki received his MA degree in social psychology from University of Lodz, Poland, and studied film and television at the renowned Polish Film School (PWSFTiTv). Zarzycki had produced and directed several award-winning documentaries and short dramas for broadcast in Poland and for the educational market. In 1983 Zarzycki immigrated to Canada and worked as a script and story editor, researcher, producer and director of dramas for NFB, CBC television, documentaries, and corporate videos. His dramas and documentaries have been broadcasted on CBC, GLOBAL, SCN, and on Polish, Australian, Irish and German television networks, while also receiving accolades from festivals in Japan, Poland, the US and Canada.

This community screening is free and open to the public.

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September 21, 2023 at 7:00PM