Not growing up in Canada, I have an advantage compare to my fellow Canadians in judging the 1981 NFB documentary “Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat“. My advantage is that I can honestly say this is a great documentary on itself without worrying if my judgement has been clouded by my positive (or negative) view of Farley Mowat as a person.
I found Farley so interesting as an author and person that I have looked up a book of his and put it hold in the library. And I am also looking forward to reading his new auto-biography.
Film Synopsis (emphasis added),
Farley Mowat has sold more books than any other Canadian writer – 10 million copies in 22 languages in 50 countries. In this short film, Mowat recalls some of his experiences that have found their way into his work.
Watch “Ten Million Books: An Introduction to Farley Mowat” online and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Have fun.
I know Farley is working on his new auto-biography because I’ve finished watching “Finding Farley” (2010) and in the film Farley said he is working on his auto-biography (see official trailer and info). See pix and info here and here.