NFB salutes late Quebec documentary filmmaker, social activist Magnus Isacsson
MONTREAL - Quebec documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson has died after a two-year battle with cancer.
The National Film Board of Canada says he died Thursday following a 22-year career.
Isacsson's acclaimed NFB collaborations include 1990's "Uranium," about the consequences of uranium mining in Canada, and 1996's "Power," about the James Bay Cree's five-year battle against the Great Whale hydro megaproject.
NFB chair Tom Perlmutter says Isacsson's passing "is a great loss to the entire Quebec documentary film community."
Perlmutter says Isacsson's "greatest wish would be for us to continue his legacy in socially relevant documentary filmmaking."
Isacsson's accolades include a 2004 prize from the Quebec directors' association, which also named him as a member Emeritus earlier this year.