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The Last Musketeer

A touching tribute to a Canadian fencing legend.


In Kyzen Del Aguia’s heartfelt short documentary, the late Canadian fencer Douglas Jackson becomes the focal point of a poignant and inspiring narrative. Originally intended to showcase Jackson’s contributions to Canada’s fencing community, the film takes an unexpected turn following his untimely passing, transforming into a moving tribute.

Narrated by Del Aguia himself, the film captures the essence of Jackson’s sportsmanship and his unwavering dedication to the craft. Through interviews with his mentees and close friend Dennis Wendel, the film paints a vivid picture of a man whose impact transcended the boundaries of fencing. Their heartfelt testimonials, coupled with archival footage of Jackson in action, bring his story to life, captivating both enthusiasts of the sport and those less acquainted with it.

While the film is primarily centered on fencing, Del Aguia skillfully weaves a human narrative that resonates with audiences beyond the sport’s niche. The tale of ambition, perseverance, and camaraderie depicted serves as a reminder of the power of sportsmanship and the lasting impression one can leave on a community.

However, there is a slight drawback in the cinematography during Wendel’s appearance, where the unstable and unfocused shots may momentarily distract viewers. Nevertheless, the overall craftsmanship of the documentary remains exceptional, urging viewers to look past this minor flaw and fully embrace the beauty and brilliance of Jackson’s legacy.

‘The Last Musketeer’ is a testament to the impact one person can have on others, a touching tribute that showcases the remarkable life and enduring spirit of a Canadian fencing legend. This powerful 12-minute documentary is a must-watch for all seeking inspiration and a compelling human story.

The Last Muskateer Short Documentary Film


Runtime: 12 min

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