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Italo Calvino said the artist reveals that bit of truth hidden at the bottom of every lie. Art is all about the art of lying. The artist's imperative is to create a supreme fiction, a lie that, paradoxically, discloses a truth. It's precisely this kind of paradox that Calvino and Fellini adored.  - Damian Pettigrew
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Damian Pettigrew
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Occupation: Filmmaker, screenwriter, author

Bio: Damian Pettigrew is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, author, and multimedia artist, best known for his cinematic portraits of Balthus and Federico Fellini. He won a Banff Rockie Award for Best Documentary and was nominated for the Prix Arte at the European Film Awards, Europe's equivalent of the Oscars.

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