Coming Soon: POV #110!
POV print is back from a long winter’s nap! Our Spring/Summer 2019 issue is ready for the printer and we want to make sure you’re on the list!
Subscribe today or pre-order your single copy for the best reads in documentary culture. This issue covers the hottest new Canadian docs premiering on the festival circuit at Hot Docs and DOXA, along with in-depth views and essays that reflect on the world through the lens of non-fiction. Here’s a taste of what’s in store of issue #110:
-First looks at new docs on the circuit like Laurence Mathieu-Léger’s hockey doc Willie about Willie O’Ree, the man who broke the NHL’s colour barrier; Hot Docs’ opening night film, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, which reflects on the death of Colten Boushie and the ongoing fight for Indigenous rights; the Gordon Lightfoot doc If You Could Read My Mind; Aisha Jamal’s study of dual identity, A Kandahar Away; Pedro Ruiz’s picturesque Havana from on High, and Lily Zepeda’s Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man – perfect bathroom reading!
-The Women of DOXA: A personal look at this year’s female filmmaker heavy line-up at Vancouver’s DOXA festival from a veteran of the festival’s battalion.
-Documenting absence: How do films like Bisbee ’17, El mar la mar, Austerlitz, and The Hottest August engage with questions of (im)permanence and (in)visibility?
-Docs from the Middle East: How do dual perspectives on the Middle East remind us that there’s more to the region than just war? Does it matter who is telling the story?
-Our Planet: Netflix’s new environmental mini-series promises to be a landmark in wildlife filmmaking. Can it save the world from climate change?
-Documentary Futurism: Cinema Politica’s major initiative seeks to change the game for representation in film and shake up how we tell stories.
-Attack of the Unfinished Zombie Films: With films like Shirkers, The Other Side of the Wind, and ¡Que Viva Mexico! enjoying various resurrections, what do unfinished works and lost masterpieces tell us about authorship and intention? Something to consider as Amazing Grace finally leaps out of hiding this week.
-Essay Films in the Age of Trump: Veterans John Walker (Assholes: A Theory), Larry Weinstein (Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies), and Fred Peabody (The Corporate Coup d’État) get political in their films hitting the circuit.
-What Makes Podcasts Work? POV dives into the hottest growing form of non-fiction storytelling. Like a magazine, pods are great for the morning commute!
-Carrie Mae Weems: This year’s spotlight artist at the CONTACT Photography Festival, Weems is a major voice reframing Black representation through art.
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POV #110 is due in the mail on April 23.