Peter Wintonick was Canada’s Documentary Ambassador—and actually the greatest advocate for docs in the world.
If Peter Wintonick's life was a Happening, it is how he made things happen for others that is his mighty legacy.
Peter’ Wintonick's cut of A Rustling of Leaves was a game changer that launched Nettie Wild's career as a filmmaker.
I cherish those hilarious, fun walks with Peter Wintonick, where he offered information, knowledge and stories freely, and listened honestly.
I learned what it meant to be “adopted” by Peter Wintonick. Together, we attended iDOCS in Beijing, Asian Side of the Doc in Seoul, and IDFA in Amsterdam.
"His legacy is our challenge: to make work he’d embrace, live up to his generosity, spirit and imagination; and make him proud," writes McKenna about Peter Wintonick.
Peter Wintonick lived many lives in his 60 years: filmmaker, father, lover, friend, mentor, writer, curator and editor. He embraced his calling—the creation and promotion of the documentary—with joy and absolute dedication.
Peter and I I have been to dozens of places around the world, but I’d never been with him in Montreal. He spent so much time on the road devoting his life
Peter believed that documentary films could really change people’s minds—change the world and make it a better place. He was a good sparring partner.
"It’s a film I couldn’t have made if it weren’t for Peter’s selfless desire to share the world with the world," Yung Chang writes of Peter Wintonick's impact on China Heavyweight.