Director, writer, producer Eric Bednarski was born in Halifax, Canada, and studied history and film making in North America and Europe. His documentary film work with the National Film Board of Canada has garnered him a Gemini Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Award nomination, and he was awarded the Decoration of Honour “Meritorious for Polish Culture” by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Bednarski was also twice selected as a Talent at the Berlinale Talent Campus. His films have been broadcast across the world and have also screened at international festivals, at the United Nations, the European Parliament and the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
A reflection on the theme: 'Towards a Loving World, Leadership and Governance for Well-Being'.
I have just learned about the Sprit of Humanity Forum, through my colleague Kelly Burks. The theme of the forum is one I am interested in, and sympathetic to. Through my film work over the years I have tried to tell inspiring stories of people who have made difference, and who have had a lasting transformation in the world.
What motivates you to participate in the SoH Forum?
I was asked to take part in a Q&A session about a film I co-produced, and co-directed with Kelly Burks - "A Film for Northern Uganda". I am motived by universal, positive, human qualities, and core human values. This hopefully comes through in my filmmaking.