Fox, Beryl (1931–)

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Fox, Beryl (1931–)

Canadian documentary filmmaker. Born in Canada in 1931.

Began career at Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) as a script assistant (early 1960s); produced and directed The Mills of the Gods (1965), an hour-long documentary about combat in Vietnam, which was named Film of the Year by Canadian Film Institute and won George Polk Memorial Award; continued to cover Vietnam, the 1st Canadian to do so, with Saigon and Last Reflections on a War: Bernard Fall; her coverage of black voter registration and race relations in "One More River" and "Summer in Mississippi" contains some of the best documentary footage of the time; left CBC (1966), though she continued to produced documentaries for tv throughout 1970s; began producing feature films for theatrical release (1980s), including By Design, starring Patty Duke.

See also Women in World History.