Major-General Lewis Mackenzie (ret'd) was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, and has served in trouble spots around the world. In 1992, he commanded the UN Protection Force that opened the Sarajevo airport to allow the arrival of humanitarian aid. After 35 years of service, MacKenzie retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1993. Following his retirement, he published the bestselling Peacekeeper: The Road to Sarajevo, a personal account of his peacekeeping experiences in Sarajevo. A television documentary based on the book, entitled A Soldier's Peace, won a New York Film Festival Award in 1996. Mackenzie is now a popular public affairs commentator on television and in The Globe and Mail, and is in demand as a lecturer on leadership and conflict resolution in the post-9/11 world.
Festivals: 2008 (fall)