A film by Ron Mann
Year of production: 2010
Running Time: 47 Minutes
"Keep 'em flying!"A portion of the sales of this DVD will be donated to Nature Canada.
On the eve of her 70th birthday, Canadian writer Margaret Atwood set out on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The Year of the Flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote a book’s publication, Atwood conceived and executed something far more ambitious and revelatory—a theatrical version of her novel. Along the way she reinvented what a book tour could (and maybe should) be. But Atwood wasn't selling books as much as advocating an idea: how humanity must respond to the consequences of an environmentally compromised planet before her work of speculative fiction transforms into prophesy.
Entire performance of "The Year of the Flood" produced by Kingston BookFest
"Born to Travel" produced by BirdLife International
Music sampler from "The Year of the Flood" CD by Orville Stoeber and Margaret Atwood