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BIO Francine Zuckerman
Francine Zuckerman is a Canadian director, producer and writer. She graduated from McGill University’s film program and joined the National Film Board to co-produce and direct her first documentary film, the award winning Half the Kingdom. A controversial film about women and Judaism, ‘Half the Kingdom’ was invited to participate in more than twenty international film festivals; was broadcast on television. She produced and directed Exposure: environmental links to breast cancer, a documentary which explores the connection between environmental toxins and our physical health, hosted by singer/actor Olivia Newton-John. Zuckerman then made the feature film Canada - New Zealand co-production Punch Me in the Stomach, starring Deb Filler. The film is based on Filler’s 36-character off – Broadway solo performance piece. It is a story of the triumph of one man, a Polish born concentration camp survivor, as told by his comedienne daughter, Deb.

Zuckerman directed and co-wrote and co-produced a short drama, Passengers, about a road trip a father and daughter take through time. Passengers had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was invited to festivals in around the world. She co-produced and directed one in the Gemini nominated dramatic anthology TV series The Atwood Stories, based on the short stories of renowned Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Zuckerman’s projects in development include: an adaptation of the ground-breaking novel by world renowned writer, Margaret Atwood, 'The Edible Woman' and her new film 'We Are Here' about the renaissance of Jewish life in Poland.

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