E1 picks up Canadian David Suzuki biopic

Doc set to bow at Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO -- Canadian distributor Entertainment One (E1) has acquired the local rights to Sturla Gunnarson's "Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie" from the National Film Board of Canada and E1's production arm.

The documentary about the iconic Canadian biologist and broadcaster David Suzuki is set to bow at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival ahead of platform theatrical release starting Oct. 1.

The biopic features Suzuki recalling his early internment along with his family in a Second World War Canadian internment camp, and growing up in rural Ontario before becoming a broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in 1970 and eventually an environmental activist.

Suzuki in 1979 began hosting the CBC nature series "The Nature of Things," which still runs on the CBC and airs in 50 markets worldwide.
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