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Hall, Raymond J.
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Raymond Hall came to Vancouver in 1956 from Sydney, Australia and began his film career with CBC Television as an assistant director. He remained at CBC until 1969 when he moved to the Middle East spending almost four years as a documentary film maker with the United Nations. In 1974 Hall returned to Vancouver where he became principal partner in Petra, a local film and production company. Hall joined UBC’s Theatre Department in 1981 as an assistant professor remaining there until his retirement in 1998 as a full professor. He played a significant role in linking UBC’s Creative Writing program to the Film and Theatre Department and was also instrumental in the establishment of the School of Journalism. Through Petra and his work at the University, Hall nurtured creativity and enthusiasm in many generations of student film-makers and provided an important link between them and the film industry.