Garry Beitel is a Montreal-based documentary filmmaker. His probing portraits of individuals and communities have been broadcast on Canadian television for over 20 years, winning national and international awards. He works primarily in Canada – both in English and French - but has also made films in West Africa, South America and Mexico. His acclaimed Bonjour! Shalom! won three Gémeaux awards including Best Quebec Documentary (1991). More recently, Vive le Québec . . . Anglé! was nominated for a Gémeaux (2004) for best direction in a public affairs documentary and The Man Who Learned to Fall won two Freddie Awards at the International Health and Medical Media Awards (2005).