Dear Audrey

Program Overview
documentary

1 x 90 min

PRODUCERS

Cineflix Media, The National Film Board of Canada, and Swingdog Films

Director

Jeremiah Hayes

Acclaimed activist filmmaker Martin Duckworth has devoted his life to peace and justice. But now he’s put down his camera to fight for the most important cause he’s ever faced—caring for his wife, Audrey Schirmer, through the final stages of Alzheimer’s. Martin tirelessly embraces each new chapter with grace and resilience—demonstrating his unconditional loyalty as he finds new reasons to love her each day.

Dear Audrey intricately weaves together the couple’s gritty yet tender reality, and takes us back to their adventures, from the front lines of the anti-Vietnam War protests to the hippie counterculture movement, with excerpts from Martin’s films and Audrey’s stunning photography.

The film is a powerful testament to Martin’s love and devotion, which deepens over the decades. While Audrey gradually fades away—and as their autistic daughter Jacqueline struggles with her mother’s illness—Martin commits everything he’s got to making their lives creative and meaningful.

Awards
People’s Choice Award winner
RIDM
2021