Paul Cowan

Paul Cowan is a Canadian filmmaker who has spent the bulk of his career with the National Film Board of Canada. Cowan was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature for Going the Distance, a documentary about the 1978 Commonwealth Games. He was the director of the controversial docudrama The Kid Who Couldn't Miss and cinematographer on the Oscar-winning Flamenco at 5:15. He is the winner of a Genie Award for his documentary Westray, on the Westray Mine disaster. He retired from the NFB in 2009, after directing a film adaptation of Margaret MacMillan's Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War. A resident of Westmount, Quebec, Cowan is married to CBC radio personality Katie Malloch.

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