"Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman: A Person in Her Own Right" offers a candid, intimate and thought-provoking look at a remarkable woman born in the lingering shadow of the Victorian era who chose to embrace the modern world.

Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman was born in 1904 into a privileged Toronto family. As practicing Methodists, Mary's family was committed to national and international issues of equity and social justice. Mary showed a deep commitment to the education and development of children. She was also a generous benefactor and supporter of Canadian artists and her love of literature inspired her to champion the work of Virginia Woolf, the Bloomsbury Group and Hogarth Press.

This documentary chronicles the significant events in Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman's 90 years of life (she died in 1994) in the context of her times - almost a century of enormous political, social and economic change. Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman: A Person in Her Own Right was produced by SkyWorks Charitable Foundation, directed by Laura Sky, and is distributed by McNabb Connolly. To obtain a copy of this documentary visit mcnabbconnolly.ca or email info@mcnabbconnolly.ca

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