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William Weintraub has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and has written for magazines radio and television in Canada and Europe. As a freelance and while on the staff of the National Film Board, he served as writer, producer and/or director, and as script doctor and cutting-room consultant in the production of some 150 documentary and dramatic films. He is the author of three novels: Why Rock the Boat?, The Underdogs and Crazy About Lili - and two non-fiction books - Getting Started and City Unique: Montreal Days and Nights in the 1940s and '50s. He has worked in Africa with African filmmakers and has lectured at several universities.