Issue 113- Fall/Winter 2020
Inconvenient Indian confronts hard truths about Canada’s past. Nomadland creates a new space for self-representation in hybrid dramas. Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer discuss their new doc Fireball, and No Ordinary Man is a game-changer for trans-representation. Subscribe today!
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As documentary filmmakers increasingly adopted the narrative structure and storytelling strategies of fiction films, fiction filmmakers reciprocated, borrowing heavily from the documentary form to imbue their works with a greater sense of truth and authenticity.Read More
"You don’t need an exotic and a wild landscape like a sinkhole in the Yucatán Peninsula to find the wonders and recesses of the human soul." - Werner HerzogRead More
With the stakes so high for crews and participants in this moment of historic pandemic and protest, should documentary filmmakers be picking up their cameras? Barri Cohen considers filmmaking amid the COVID-19 pandemicRead More
Michelle Latimer's Inconvenient Indian adapts the popular book by Thomas King and shatters colonial narratives about Indigenous people. history and representation.Read More
Chloé Zhao’s films illustrate how one can serve subjects’ experiences fairly by making them active participants and ensuring that their perspectives are the dramatic focus.Read More
On November 25, 2020, POV mailed its latest issue, #113 (Fall/Winter 2020) to subscribers. This issue featured the cover story on the documentary Inconvenient Indian and its director, Michelle Latimer. This article noted that Latimer was of Métis and AlgonquinRead More
Often podcasting networks would relegate racialized stories to their race podcast, simultaneously profiting off of appearing “woke” while limiting the scope of stories that could be told and who would hear them. If you weren’t searching for content by andRead More
Has anyone noticed, that the most untruthful American president in history came to office surrounded with documentary filmmakers? Is the difference between Michael Moore and Donald Trump simply one of degree?Read More
An appreciation of late experimental film maverick Barbara Hammer who broke ground with formally inventive and daring works that emphasized lesbian visibility, including Superdyke, Maya Deren's Sink, and .Read More
No Ordinary Man, which tells the story of American jazz pianist and trans man Billy Tipton, is no ordinary music documentary. Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt bring contemporary relevance by foregrounding present-day trans masculine voices.Read More