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Peter Svatek


B: in Prague Czech Republic

Born in Prague, Peter Svatek moved to Montreal, Canada as a child and has been living there ever since. A writer and director of both feature films and documentaries, his films have won many international awards including LA’s prestigious Epiphany Prize (2009), Among his films, there are the internationally-acclaimed Call of the Wild (1997) starring Rutger Hauer and Richard Dreyfuss, Everything She Ever Wanted, starring Gina Gershon, and the controversial documentary Stolen Babies, Stolen Lives about the stolen children of Argentina’s Dirty War. He is the co-founder (with Josette Gauthier) of Triplex Films, a successful documentary production company. His documentary feature Takedown: The DNA of GSP was nominated for several 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.