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NFB salutes late Quebec documentary filmmaker, social activist Magnus Isacsson

Quebec documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson is shown in a photo released by the NFB on Friday Aug. 3, 2012. Isacsson has died after a two-year battle with cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, NFB-ONF

MONTREAL - Quebec documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson has died after a two-year battle with cancer.

The National Film Board of Canada says he died Thursday following a 22-year career.

Isacsson's acclaimed NFB collaborations include 1990's "Uranium," about the consequences of uranium mining in Canada, and 1996's "Power," about the James Bay Cree's five-year battle against the Great Whale hydro megaproject.

NFB chair Tom Perlmutter says Isacsson's passing "is a great loss to the entire Quebec documentary film community."

Perlmutter says Isacsson's "greatest wish would be for us to continue his legacy in socially relevant documentary filmmaking."

Isacsson's accolades include a 2004 prize from the Quebec directors' association, which also named him as a member Emeritus earlier this year.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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