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Adam Benzine

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Toronto-based Adam Benzine is renowned as a journalist, having written extensively about the business of the entertainment industry for The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Realscreen, C21, Indiewire and many other publications. He wrote, produced and directed the Academy Award-nominated HBO/ZDF documentary Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, which was screened by festivals and broadcast by networks across the globe. It was the only Canadian work this century to have earned the distinction of Oscar, IDA and Cinema Eye Honors nominations in the U.S., alongside four Canadian Screen Award nominations and a British Grierson nod. It had its world premiere at Hot Docs in 2015. His second film, The Curve, is the first major reclamationist documentary of the post-COVID-19-pandemic era. A bold, hybrid work made during the first lockdown of 2020, the film examines the calamitous response of the American government to the COVID-19 pandemic across the first 90 days of the outbreak. We list his credits as a director first.

Features & TV Movies:
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Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015, short, documentary)
The Curve (2020, documentary)

Credits as a SCreenwriter:
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015, short, documentary)
The Curve (2020, documentary)

Credits as a Producer:
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (2015, short, documentary)
Yellow (Executive Producer, TV-2017)
The Curve (2020, documentary)

The Curve, poster, movie,