Clockwise from centre: Grand Cru (David Eng), Brett Story (Sundance), Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story (NFB/Banger Films), 7 Beats Per Minute (NFB/Intuitive Pictures), Girls State (AppleTV+), Plastic People (Plastic People Documentary Productions Inc.)

Coming Soon: POV Issue #121!

Our next issue is coming your way in April!

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The articles are in, the typos are (hopefully) being caught, and the photos are going into layout. All that excitement means that POV has another issue on the way. Subscribe today to be among the first to read our Spring/Summer 2024 issue, just in time for the new crop of docs. This issue—number 121!—boasts first looks at several new Canadian documentaries on the circuit, plus some filmmakers get personal with doc diaries that illuminate the stories behind their new productions, and our writers offers some deep dive into the latest happenings in documentary.


Here’s what’s coming in the next issue:

-Longtime POV contributor Barri Cohen passes the baton of her Policy Matters column over to Documentary Organization of Canada executive director Sarah Spring

-To complement and continue our recent look at DOC’s 40th anniversary, POV editor Marc Glassman offers an oral history of the organization’s founding, growth, challenges, and success stories

-Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine join Jason Gorber for a conversation about their new documentary Girls State, the acclaimed “sibling film” to their Emmy winner Boys State, which POV deemed the best doc of 2020

-How are plastics invading every sliver of our bodies? Zoe Cormier dives into the investigative documentary Plastic People, which explores the impact of microplastics on our health and environment

-You’ve seen the Heritage Minute about Jackie Shane, so get ready for the documentary! Gesilayefa Azorbo looks at Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story, which brings to screen the story of the Black transgender singer who boldly went out on the Toronto stage and faded away from the spotlight too soon

-A story on Brett Story: Susan G. Cole considers the career to date of the acclaimed director, whose latest film Union (directed with Stephen Maing) just won a prize at Sundance and continues the hot streak with features like The Prison in Twelve Landscapes and The Hottest August

-A first look at documentaries on the festival circuit including Adrianne and the Castle, Wilfred Buck, 7 Beats Per Minute, and Singing Back the Buffalo

-Larry Weinstein and Stephanie Boyd get personal with filmmaker diaries about the making of their documentaries Beethoven’s Nine and Karuara, People of the River and respectively

-A toast to wine documentaries! POV raises a glass to films like Mondovino, SOMM, Crush, and Grand Cru that tingle the taste buds and pair perfectly with some pinot noir

-Laurence Butet-Roch reflects upon the career of 2023 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Ken Lum, who will receive a spotlight at this year’s CONTACT festival

-Remembering the career of filmmaker Charles Officer, a talent lost too soon

-And more!


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