JOHN WALKER is one of the most prestigious Canadian directors working in the documentary genre. His films are personal, lyrical and express a deep understanding of the human condition. They have been widely broadcast and have appeared at the major international film festivals in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London and Tokyo.
Walker co-produced, wrote and directed the provocative feature film PASSAGE, a fiction/documentary co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada and broadcast on BBC and History Television. The tale of Sir John Franklin’s failed Arctic expedition and the maligned Inuit portrayed as Cannibals by Charles Dickens was hailed as “one of the great triumphs in Canadian documentary film history” – The Toronto Star. It won numerous international awards including the coveted 2010 Organization of American Historians - Eric Barnow Award.
With his latest, A DRUMMER’S DREAM, Walker delivers a film that lifts you into another dimension of pure joy and exhilaration. The film has been awarded the HOT DOCS TOP TEN AUDIENCE FAVOURITE AWARD and the FIPA D’OR for BEST PERFORMING ARTS. The film has received standing ovations and praise at film festivals around the world.