Obituary of Tadeusz "Tad" Jaworski
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of the distinguished
Film Maker Tad Jaworski at the age of 91 on 11 July 2017 in Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, after a long illness. In the 1950s and 1960s Tad was considered one of the best documentary Film Directors in Poland. He also won numerous Best Play of the Year awards in Poland for his work as a theatre director.
After the purge of Jewish intellectuals in 1968 in Poland, Tad and his wife Tamara (a world-renowned tapestry artist) emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto. In 1972 Tad was nominated for an Oscar for his documentary "Selling Out" and won the Canadian Genie award (the Golden Etrog at that time). He directed and produced with the CBC, TV Ontario: ”Canadian Artist Series”, "The Jesus Trial" a 6-part mini series, "Modern Country" a 3-part mini series, "The Challenge of Karl Marx" a 6-part mini series and numerous other productions.
He taught Film Studies at Humber College, York University and was a Guest speaker at Ryerson Institute. His work in Poland and in Canada was always socially relevant and made a strong impact. He won many international awards and was a long standing and active member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA).
A memorial service will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home in September, date to be announced. He is survived by his beloved son Peter and grandson Mateusz, sister Helen, nieces and their families. Condolences may be made at www.rskane.ca