Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair, Gabor, Flee, Oscar Peterson: Black and White, The Last of the Right Whales, and Three Minutes - A Lengthening are among the docs in our next issue

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Our fall/winter 2021 issue is coming soon! POV editor Marc Glassman is hard at work reviewing the articles for our 115th issue. This issue features a number of deep dives on the latest films and pressing topics in non-fiction film and photography. Subscribe today to be among the first to receive these articles and get exclusive access!

 

Here is a preview of what to expect in POV issue #115:

 

-Barri Cohen returns with her popular Policy Matters column to confront trends and concerns in the Canadian industry.

-Surveying the state of Indigenous film production in Canada, Kelly Boutsalis speaks with leaders bringing change to the Canadian film scene and highlights some notable projects.

-Alanis Obomsawin in conversation with writer Erica Commanda about her latest doc Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair, which profiles the senator who chaired the Truth and Reconciliation hearings.

-Jonas Poher Rasmussen on Flee: the director discusses his Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning doc with POV publisher Pat Mullen and argues how animation offers a safe space to share his friend’s story.

-Gabor in film and photography: POV editor Marc Glassman speaks with director Joannie Lafrenière about her new film on Gabor Szilasi, which closes RIDM, and they unpack his legacy behind the lens.

Three Minutes – A Lengthening and lives captured on film: Jason Gorber uses Bianca Stigter’s festival hit to explore the history in images, the act of looking, and the lives that endure in films and photos.

Oscar Peterson: Black & White offers a pleasant celebration of a jazz icon, but Courtney Small considers how the respectful portrait ironically invites a larger discussion of racial dynamics in biography.

-Blackness and beautiful beats: Gesilayefa Azorbo runs down films about great Black women in the arts for audiences inspired to look at a wider field of musicians and trailblazers.

-With films like Julia, Roadrunner, Wolfgang, and other foodie docs firing up the grills, is it safe to say that chefs are the new rock stars of documentary? Karen Gordon surveys a buffet of doc delicacies.

-Documenting migration: Justine Smith explores how films like Human Flow, El mar la mar, Clebs, and Born in Syria offer poetic yet empathetic portraits of a human rights crisis with no end in sight.

-Neil Graham explores the idea of “documentary gold” and observes how filmmakers, including himself, and authors relish moments of serendipity while filming and confront the ethical challenges they invite.

-Allegra Moyle looks at positive self-representations of disability in film as docs like Crip Camp, Shameless, and Vision Portraits tackle issues that she herself now confronts.

-Rachel Gerry looks at The Last of the Right Whales, Wochiigii Io: End of Peace, and Anthropocene to see how Nadine Pequeneza, Heather Hatch, and Jennifer Baichwal embody ecofeminism.

-The photography of Phil Bergerson receives an appreciation by Vincenzo Pietropaolo, who looks back at the artist’s unique career documenting everything from movie theatres to newsstands.

And more!

 

Distribution of POV issue 115 is generously sponsored by Telefilm Canada.

 

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Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association.

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