The Broadcast Tapes Of Dr. Peter (1993)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Canada, 1993.  Paperny Films.  Screenplay by .  Produced by , David Paperny.  Film Editing by Arthur Ginsberg, .  

After , a Canadian doctor, discovered he was terminally ill with AIDS, he began a weekly program on CBC where he spoke to viewers about the progression of his illness and how it was affecting his life. For many, this was their first major exposure to someone with the disease, and also their first major encounter with a gay man or woman in the media as well. This documentary, simple in execution, anything but in emotional effect, is an editing together of the moments from Dr. Peter’s broadcasts that were most instrumental in allowing the viewer to get to know who he was. The end result is the story of an individual whose story is an inspirition to all and a powerful document of a terrible tragedy of the twentieth century.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Documentary Feature

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