With her biographical documentary Territories, director Mary Ellen Davis profiles photographer Larry Towell, arguably the most skilled and astute photojournalist in early 21st century Canada. A key contributing member to the exclusive photo agency Magnum (home to such heavyweights as the now-deceased Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa), Towell built his reputation stone-by-stone, vacillating between subjects both intimate (such as his own family) and sweeping, but all given peerless immediacy through the camera lens. With Territories, Davis strives for acute insight into Towell via onscreen studies of his photography and open-ended reflections on the nature of Towell's life and work.
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