Hirsch (2010)

Short11 min.Documentary | Short | Biography
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Objects found by children in an attic tell the story of the father of Canadian theatre, John Hirsch. His deathbed interview is listened to on reel-to-reel by a ten year-old watching his friends and babysitter play video games and unearth Hirsch's belongings. As a teenage World War II orphan, Hirsch came to Winnipeg from Europe, his only possession a suitcase puppet show. He became an agitator for culture on the Canadian prairies, co-founding the Manitoba Theatre Centre and going to to direct New York's Lincoln Center. He died in Toronto in 1989 at 59 from complications due to AIDS. Written By Anonymous  Less

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