After years as a documentary journalist and public consultations specialist for the offshore oil industry, Mary Graham (MAA’88) has written a book on film. To be published in October 2022 by the University of Calgary Press under their new Big Horn Books imprint, A Stunning Backdrop: Alberta in the Movies 1917-1960, is the untold story of six rollicking decades of filmmaking in Alberta. Mary has worked with First Nations communities for more than five years to record their history of importance to the film industry, and has just received a Canada Council Grant to undertake research for a second book, a film history of Alberta after 1960.