Art Documentary Film

Joseph Giunta : A Silent Triumph is a moving art documentary film on the life and art of Joseph Giunta, a Canadian mixed media collage artist.

This 48-minute art documentary film, directed by Pepita Ferrari, was shot in one and two-day increments per month so as not to overtax its 89-year-old artist and his beloved wife, Helen.

As much the art documentary film is a picture of artistic creation, it is a study of devotion under unbelievable pressures-Helen suffers from Alzheimer's.  

Geometric and Baroque

Joseph Giunta: a Silent Triumph is an exquisitely bittersweet art documentary film that is a very moving portrait of what is most noble in the human spirit .

Find out for yourself why this Canadian art documentary film has won 5 different awards in 3 separate countries; Canada, United States and France.

The Art Documentary Film Joseph Giunta: A Silent Triumph traces 70 years of pure artistic expression in Giunta's chosen medium.

"...feel the power and the passion of the human spirit."
GRIFFIN, John The Gazette, Montreal, 24 November 2001

Joseph Giunta: a Silent Triumph
Art Documentary Film Awards

  • Silver Chris Award (best in division), Columbus International Film and Video Festival, USA (2003)
  • Best Direction in a Documentary, Golden Sheaf Award Yorkton Film Festival, Canada (2002)
  • Finalist for Freddie award, Medimedia Freddie Awards, USA (2002)
  • Prix d'honneur, Festival International du Film au Féminin, France. (2002)
  • Best Independent Video (Platinum), Film & Video Production, Houston Worldfest, USA (2003)
  • Nominated for Best Arts Documentary Gemini Award, Canada. (2002)

Library & School Audience:

  • Young Adult
  • Secondary (10-12)
  • Higher Education


  • Arts, Music, Dance
  • Health Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Social Studies
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