Canada (2020), 78 min.

dir. Tanya Lapointe

Much like Fred Rogers, Mr. Dressup and other children TV show hosts around the world, Claude Lafortune was a staple of French-Canadian television inspiring generations of children through his celebration of creativity, inclusivity and diversity. For over five decades, he dedicated his life to transforming mere paper into whimsical sculptures and creatures, igniting our creativity and sense of wonder.

THE PAPER MAN captures the last two years of Claude Lafortune’s life before Covid took him in April 2020 at the age of 83. This documentary examines his body of work, revealing the depths of his art and continuing legacy.

“Master of Art” Film festival 2021