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!)
  • ‘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.
  • 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.

In Review

RIDM runs Nov. 10 – 20. Please visit for more info on this year’s festival.