First Death in Nova Scotia

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04mins // directed by:John D. Scott

An adaptation of Elizabeth Bishop’s poem of the same name. The story centers on a girl’s wonder about what’s happened to her recently deceased infant cousin.


About the Filmmaker

He has won multiple awards and glowing reviews as an independent filmmaker. He has directed many shorts and one critically acclaimed feature-length documentary called Scouts Are Cancelled (2007). He is currently developing a long-form documentary on poet Elizabeth Bishop. He is actively seeking responses to his most recent poem adaptation First Death in Nova Scotia. Please visit his site magpieproductions.com for more information or go to the First Death facebook page to comment. It would help the development of the larger project if you “liked” our current facebook page. Thanks so much.