A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Martin Duckworth

The son of Quaker pacifists, Martin Duckworth has photographed over 70 documentary films and made 25 of his own during a 37-year career. Among the best known are The Wish, about his twin daughters; A Wives' Tale, documenting the Sudbury nickel miners strike of 1980; Back to Kampuchea, about Pol Pot; No More Hiroshima, on atomic bomb survivors; and Peace-keeper at War, about Canada's involvement in the Gulf War.

Duckworth has also been a student of history at Yale and Toronto, a teacher in working class neighbourhoods of London, England, and a church organist. He is the father of six daughters and one son, and the grandfather of five.

The Furthest Possible Place is Martinís second film for A Scattering of Seeds. He also directed Peaceable Kingdom: Nicholas Austin, Quaker Pioneer.