The POV RIDM ‘17 Hub!

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) runs Nov. 9-19. As a handy guide, we’ve rounded up our reviews, features, and interviews on some of the films screening at the festival. Stay tuned for more coverage from our writers on the ground!

Award winners


  • Diary of a Guerrilla Filmmaker – Jason O’Hara
    -Filmmaker Jason O’Hara chronicles the tense production of the feature documentary State of Exception in Brazil leading up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The Freshmen – Pat Mullen
    -Kalina Bertin’s Manic is one of the notable feature directorial debuts of the year for Canadian filmmakers.
  • Neighbourhood Watch – Adam Nayman
    -Social housing neighbourhoods in Toronto – Regent Park and Villaways – are the focus of new films by Hugh Gibson and Charles Officer. Officer’s RIDM selection Unarmed Verses draws its inspiration from the youth of Villaways, who believe in their original community.

In Review

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Bande-annonce RIDM 2017 / RIDM 2017 Teaser from RIDM on Vimeo.