Documentary, dir. by Katy Homan
UK, 2017, 60 mins

Universally acclaimed as one of Canada's greatest living writers, Margaret Atwood has been fearlessly outspoken in her life and in her work. At age 77, her star shines brighter and bolder than ever with an explosive TV adaptation of her 1985 dystopian classic, The Handmaid's Tale – a work drawing chilling comparison with aspects of Trump’s leadership. Alan Yentob meets the writer in Toronto and discovers how a childhood spent between the wilderness and the city helped set alight the writer’s imagination and shape her vision of herself and the world.

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