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Larry Towell, Matthieu Rytz, Herbert Hayaud
Feature Documentary, Photojournalist, History, Political

Larry Towell was the first Canadian photojournalist to be made a member of Magnum, the photographic agency founded by Henry Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa in 1947. 

Towell’s powerful photographic essays been published in LIFE, Rolling Stone, Elle, Stern and the New Yorker, amongst others, as well as forming the basis for a number of books. 

In this film the photographer takes the viewer through various locations that have appeared in his work: Mexico, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Palestine, as well as his native Canada. 

The Man I Left Behind explores the loss of territories, using Towell’s unpublished photos, videos, field recordings, music and poetry. 

Co-directed by Matthieu Rytz (Anote’s Ark and Deep Rising) and first-time feature director Herbert Hayaud (editor of Saint-Narcisse and The Journey), The Man I Left Behind is a powerful, evocative and poignant work that will stay with you after the credits have rolled. 

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