Peter Raymont

All Governments Lie

Producer, director, journalist, writer, Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 films and TV series during a 44 year career. He is responsible for more than 200 hours of programming. Raymont’s films have been honoured with 52 international awards including 13 Geminis (45 nominations), Gold and Silver Hugos and The Sesterce d’Argent, among others. His documentary feature, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire received the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the 2006 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.

Peter is also a Queen’s alumnus (ArtSci ’71) and also taught a documentary film production class at Queen’s. “I made a few films at Queen’s, and one of them got me a job at the National Film Board,” he said. Have You Ever Been North of Princess Street was about people “on the other side of the tracks,” where many live in poverty. “It was my attempt to politicize privileged Queen’s students to the inequities on their doorstep,” Raymont said.