‘Wintopia’ Trailer: Mira Burt-Wintonick Honours Her Filmmaker Father

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By Pat Mullen

The first trailer is out for Wintopia, the new documentary from Mira Burt-Wintonick honouring her filmmaker father Peter Wintonick (Manufacturing Consent). The film, debuting this week at IDFA, follows Wintonick’s lifelong pursuit of utopia. A filmmaker, writer, and devoted documentary advocate (as well as former POV editor and guiding light), Wintonick long searched for the best in humanity. With this film, his daughter follows in his footsteps, continues his quest, and honours a life lost too soon.

Synopsis: A box of tapes uncovered. A lifelong Utopian obsession. A daughter’s attempt to complete her father’s final film. Wintopia traces the enigmatic footsteps of renowned documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick through the lens of his daughter, Mira, as she tries to decipher the map he has left behind. Reverberating with emotion and whimsy, the film guides us on a journey through possible worlds in pursuit of reconciliation, both between artist and family and between dreams and reality.

Stay tuned for more when Wintopia debuts on the circuit!