Pepita Ferrari

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Pepita Ferrari (1952 -2018) was a Canadian filmmaker. In 1994 she began her long-standing relationship with the National Film Board of Canada, who produced seven of her films, five of which are available to stream online in both English and French.[1] Her directorial debut By Woman's Hand was a documentary about the Beaver Hall Group, a group of Canadian women painters, who were associated with the Group of Seven. Ferrari focused on the three most prominent artists from the group: Prudence Heward, Sarah Robertson and Anne Savage. Her 2010 documentary Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary features well-known living documentary filmmakers such as Nick Broomfield, Werner Herzog, Kim Longinotto and Errol Morris watching their own films and discussing the technical and ethical choices that guided their work. The film sets out to answer the question - “What is documentary?” - by taking the viewer through the process of creating a documentary from initial idea to final edit.[2] Ferrari has also wrote for Point of View, a Canadian magazine about documentary and independent film, published by the Documentary Organization of Canada.[3]


Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2011 Source Yes Short
2008 Capturing Reality Yes Documentary
2006 Canticum Canticorum Yes
2004 The Unsexing of Emma Edmonds Yes Yes Yes TV Movie
2001 Dogs with Jobs: Willy & Rope Yes TV Series documentary
2001 Dogs with Jobs: Kavic & Mas Yes Yes TV Series documentary
2001 Dogs with Jobs: Petro & Mel Yes TV Series documentary
1997 The Petticoat Expeditions Yes Yes
1997 The Petticoat Expeditions: Part One: Anna Jameson Yes Yes Short
1997 The Petticoat Expeditions: Part Two: Frances Hopkins Yes Yes Short
1997 The Petticoat Expeditions: Part Three: Countess of Aberdeen Yes Yes Short
1994 By Woman's Hand Yes Yes Yes Documentary about Beaver Hall Group


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-11-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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