About Peter Raymont
A filmmaker, journalist, writer and activist, Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 documentary films and series during his 38 year career; his films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice, and have received over 40 international awards, including a Canadian Genie, nine Gemini Awards (and 34 nominations), several Gold and Silver Hugos, and the Sesterce d’Argent. His documentary feature Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire received a 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; his previous directorial effort, A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. He is also Executive Producer and cocreator of the hit TV drama series The Border, currently in production or its third season on the CBC.
Raymont’s career began at age 21 at the National Film Board of Canada, where he worked as an editor, director and producer from 1971-78. While at the NFB, he also taught film and video production in the Canadian Arctic. In 1979, Raymont moved to Toronto and established his independent film and television production company, Investigative Productions, now operating as White Pine Pictures. He co-partnered the company for many years with his late wife, award-winning filmmaker and author, Lindalee Tracey.