Director's Bio

    Marianne Kaplan: Director, Co-writer, Producer

    Award-winning filmmaker Marianne Kaplan turns the camera on her own family to share her son’s struggle to graduate elementary school in her latest documentary film about growing up with Asperger Syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism characterized by socially inappropriate behaviour.

    For the past 20 years Kaplan has produced and directed critically acclaimed television documentaries that have aired on Global Television, Vision TV, W Network, TVOntario, SCN, CKY TV, CLT and CBC.

    Her film Deconstructing Supper (2002), which she directed, co-produced and co-wrote, is a one hour documentary that follows leading Vancouver restaurateur/chef John Bishop on a worldwide search for alternatives to genetically modified food. She also directed and co-produced Songololo: Voices of Change (1991), a multi-award-winning one hour documentary hailed as the first post-apartheid film about South Africa. Songololo depicts the powerful role black South African culture plays in the survival and triumph of a people.

    Marianne Kaplan lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children.