Magnus Isacsson (1948 - 2012) was a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose films investigated contemporary political issues and topics in social activism. Frustrated by the creative constraints of working for TV networks, Isacsson began a career as an independent filmmaker in 1986. Isacsson has been involved in the Documentary Organization of Canada (formerly CIFC) since its beginning, contributing to the formation of the Montreal chapter in 1988. He was also involved in starting the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) as a member of its first programming committee. In addition to his filmmaking, Isacsson was also a university educator and pioneer in community media, teaching audiovisual production courses in Zimbabwe and South Africa while working with Vidéo Tiers Monde.