The POV RIDM Hub!
The 2016 Recontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal aka the Montreal Documentary Film Festival runs Nov. 10-20. Stay tuned for complete coverage of this year’s festival and please follow POV on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
Features, Profiles, and Interviews
- Festival Preview
By Pat Mullen
-Highlighting some docs to see at this year’s festival.
- ‘Minority Report’
By Matt Hays
-John Walker explores his family history as an Anglophone in Quebec My Country Mon Pays.
- ‘Neighbourhood Watch’
By Adam Nayman
-Social housing districts in Toronto – Regent Park and Villaways – are the focus of new films by Hugh Gibson and Charles Officer. Gibson’s The Stairs examines three lives in the newly transformed Regent Park while Officer’s Unarmed Verses draws its inspiration from the youth of Villaways, who believe in their original community. (Read the article in POV #103, available on newsstands or by subscription!)
- ‘Performing Documentary: New hybrid films pull back the curtain between fiction and non-fiction’
By Pat Mullen
-Doc hybrids are increasingly popular as a genre. RIDM selections like Aim for the Roses and Nuts! bend fiction and non-fiction into exciting shapes. Mullen investigates.
- ‘The POV Interview: Alanis Obomsawin – We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice‘
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.
- ‘The POV Interview: Sébastien Rist, Aude Leroux-Lévesque & Nikuusi Elijassiapik – Living with Giants’
By Pat Mullen
-Directors Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque and subject Nikuusi Elijassiapik discuss this haunting film about love, life, and death in Canada’s North.
- Profile: Chelsea McMullan
By Jonas Jacobs
-McMullan discusses her new doc Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John, pushing the boundaries, and her insane love for basketball.
- ‘Why Are the Inuit So Angry?’
By Judy Wolfe
-A Hot Docs award winner, Angry Inuk is a brilliant personal film by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril advocating for the Inuit seal hunt. Wolfe looks at the ongoing battle for the Inuit way of life to be understood.
- Aim for the Roses – PM
- Angry Inuk – PM
- Austerlitz – Daniel Glassman
- Brothers – JJ
- Fire at Sea – PM
- Gatekeeper – PM
- Gulîstan, Land of Roses – Maurie Alioff
- Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy – PM
- Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John – JJ
- Mr. Gaga – PM
- Nuts! – JJ
- The Prison in Twelve Landscapes – PM
- The Stairs – Jason Gorber
- Ta’ang – DG
RIDM runs Nov. 10 – 20. Please visit RIDM.ca for more info on this year’s festival.