The Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off today with a massive line-up of films and programmes for cinephiles. The doc front is especially strong with a number of non-fiction films that are POV approved.
Here’s a round of VIFF films covered at POV:

Features, Profiles, and Interviews

  • Keepers of the Magic: Vic Sarin Finds the Magic
    By Nancy Lanthier
    -Director/cinematographer Vic Sarin discusses his new doc about wizards behind the camera.
  • KONELĪNE: our land beautiful: Being Wild
    By Vivian Belik
    -Touring up north with Nettie Wild and her new doc KONELĪNE: our land beautiful.
  • Quebec My Country Mon Pays: Minority Report
    By Matthew Hays
    -John Walker explores his family history as an Anglophone in Quebec My Country Mon Pays.
  • Spirit Unforgettable: Pete McCormack Shares His Spirit
    By Nancy Lanthier
    -McCormack discusses his new doc about Spirit of the West singer John Mann and his battle with Alzheimer’s.
  • We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice: ‘The POV Interview: Alanis Obomsawin’
    By Marc Glassman
    -Indigenous filmmaking legend Alanis Obomsawin talks about her powerful new documentary We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice. It’s a real-life courtroom drama featuring Cindy Blackstock, children’s rights advocate and spokesperson for Canada’s First Nations versus the Crown, with a groundbreaking decision at its conclusion. (Read the full article in POV #103!)

In Review

VIFF runs Sept. 29 – Oct. 14. Stay tuned for more coverage!
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