About The Directors
Robbie Hart: Robbie Hart has been producing and directing award-winning, international documentaries since 1986. He has over 60 documentary films to his credit and has directed throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the United States, and the Caribbean. He has also made several highly acclaimed films in his hometown of Montreal, Québec as well as others across Canada. Robbie’s camera has focused on a wide range of subject matter ranging from politics, human rights, international relations, and the developing world, to arts, culture, and sports. Each film revealing cinema verité narratives, personal storylines, and engaging characters who strive to empower themselves, and their communities. Documentary series, feature docs, festival distinctions, theatrical releases, and international distribution have all been a part of the remarkable 35-year history of the company he founded, Adobe Productions International.
Mary Darling: Throughout her career, Mary has striven to understand the various ways in which film reflects and influences the human journey. Her desire to use media to contribute beneficially to society, has found expression in a variety of genres including documentaries, scripted series and most recently, a children’s series and a motion picture. Perhaps her most significant contribution to date is the hit series Little Mosque on the Prairie, which set audience records as the world’s first Muslim sitcom. Mary has been the recipient of many awards for excellence in film and television, however perhaps her most significant awards are The Women in Film and Television Award for Innovation and The Search for Common Ground Award. The Common Ground Award honors outstanding accomplishments in conflict resolution, negotiation, and community and peace building. Past recipients have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Jimmy Carter, and Muhammad Ali.