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Gail Singer (1946- ), is a writer, and feature and documentary film maker. She has written, directed and/or produced numerous films for both the National Film Board and for her own film company, Zingerfilm Inc., which was incorporated in 1987. Her work has been noted for its socially progressive and feminist subject matter including films on Arctic oil spills, mercury poisoning on Canadian waterways, breast feeding, battered women and abortion. She has taught at York University, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto and has received numerous awards for her work. Her film Abortion: Stories from North and South was awarded a Special Merit by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science at the 1987 Oscars. She has also received numerous other awards for her films Wisecracks and You Can't Beat a Woman. Her first feature film, True Confections, was released in Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom and was nominated for a Genie Award. Singer has written reviews and articles for numerous magazines and newspapers. Her article "Foolish things" was included in the Katherine Govier edited collection "Solo : writers on pilgrimage."