A Writer in the Nuclear Age: A Conversation with Margaret Laurence

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Terre Nash
1985 | 9 min

In this short film, internationally acclaimed author Margaret Laurence passionately addresses several issues related to peace: the social responsibility of the writer; language usage and reality; jargon and “newspeak”; imagination, meaning and understanding; the nuclear threat; world leadership; the role of empathy in communication; the distinctions between fiction and didactic writing; and the power of “ordinary” people to influence events. The film’s scope makes this an excellent discussion starter in diverse subject areas.

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