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In POV #103!

  • ‘The POV Interview: Alanis Obomsawin’ – 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!)
  • ‘Truth Tellers’ – Daniel Glassman
    -Who inspired Amy Goodman, Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill to become journalists? Fred Peabody’s film All Governments Lie makes the case that it was ironic writer and publisher I.F. Stone. (Read the full article in POV #103!)
  • ‘The Docmaker’s Tale’ – Mark Dillon
    -Veteran filmmaker Jamie Kastner’s new doc The Skyjacker’s Tale recounts the scandalous story of a mass murder, a controversial trial and an escape via skyjacking to Cuba. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. (Read the full article in POV #103!)
  • ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ – 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 full article in POV #103!)

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TIFF runs Sept. 8-18. Please visit tiff.net for more information.

Stay tuned for more coverage including interviews with the directors of films like Mostly Sunny, Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves, and Maliglutit!