The POV Hot Docs ‘20 Hub!

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Introduction – Marc Glassman

  • POV’s editor says this year’s festival is “successful at a distance.” How does one navigate the online festival experience?

Features and Interviews

  • From Kenya with Love and Fear – Liam Lacey
    -Director Sam Soko’s Softie, this year’s opening night selection for Hot Docs, profiles photojournalist and activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi.
  • Judy! Judy! Judy! – Matthew Hays
    -When Mike Hoolboom decided he was going to make a documentary about Judy Rebick, two Canadian cultural institutions collided. The result is the beautiful and heartfelt Judy Versus Capitalism.
  • Sona Rising – MH
    -In Shut Up Sona, filmmaker Deepti Gupta profiles one of India’s most popular and controversial singers.
  • POV Interview: Steve James on City So Real – Jason Gorber
    -The acclaimed director discusses his new doc-series about Chicago’s mayoral election, along with some thoughts on The Wire, Hoop Dreams, and avoiding gotcha moments.
  • Crimes of the State – MH
    -A family relives its nightmare in Trevor Birney’s The Dakota Entrapment Tapes.
  • Movies with Mom – DL
    -Claude Demers discusses his award-winning film A Woman, My Mother.
  • Hot Docs Industry – Virtually – Maurie Alioff
    -A report on Hot Docs Industry’s online edition including the Forum, Zooms, Hangouts, and lots of COVID-related uncertainty.
  • “Paying It Forward” – Susan G. Cole
    -Filmmakers Ali Weinstein, Lulu Wei, and Cornelia Principe discuss the Hot Docs selections #BLESSED and There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace and the role of mentorship. (Pick up a copy of our new issue to read!)
  • “Raymonde Provencher Tells Stories that Need to Be Told” – Judy Wolfe
    -Read a profile about the award winning Quebecoise filmmaker and Focus On honouree for Hot Docs 2021. (Pick up a copy of our new issue to read!)

In Review