Issue 115 - FALL/WINTER 2021
Joannie Lafrenière’s Gabor pays tribute to prolific Hungarian-Canadian photographer Gabor Szilasi with humour and affection. Subscribe today!
Cover photo by Joannie Lafrenière.
This issue is generously sponsored by Telefilm Canada.
Inside this issue:
Editorial by Marc Glassman
“Policy Matters: The Labour Politics of Factual TV” by Barri Cohen
“When It Comes to Canadian Documentaries, Audiences Really Can See It All” by Pat Mullen
– How Telefilm Canada’s See it All campaign connects Canucks with diverse docs
“Alanis Obomsawin and the Power of Documentary Filmmaking” by Erica Commanda
– An appreciation of the Indigenous filmmaking pioneer
“Flee and the Weight of Shadows” by Pat Mullen
– Jonas Poher Rasmussen discusses the doc of the year
“The Black + White Truth about Oscar Peterson and Racism in Canada” by Courtney Small
– Is the brilliant Black musician truly appreciated in Canada?
“Phil Bergerson: A Life in Photography” by Vinccezo Pietropaolo
– On the road in the U.S. with a Canadian photographer
“Celebrating Gabor Szilasi” by Marc Glassman
– A legendary photographer gets documented
“Documenting Migration” by Justine Smith
– What should films show us about the global refugee crisis?
“Considering Three Minutes” by Jason Gorber
– A home movie shows life pre-Holocaust
“Harmonious Landscapes” by Rachel Gerry
– Ecofeminists are making powerful docs like Anthropocene, The Last of the Right Whales, and Wochiigii Io: End of the Peace
“Our Love Affair with Celebrity Chefs” by Karen Gordon
– Why do we adore food and the people who make it? Films like Roadrunner and Julia give us much to savour.
“The Gift of Gold” by Neil Graham
– What are the golden nuggets that filmmakers crave? Graham considers this question with a look at his work and that of others.
“A Shared Vision” by Allegra Moyle
– A writer wonders what it means to maintain vision while losing one’s sight, and looks at disability on film as told by artists with disabilities.
“Indigenous Filmmaking Now: An Overview” by Kelly Boutsalis
– POV surveys the state of Indigenous filmmaking with perspectives from many of the filmmakers and leaders driving overdue change.
“Top Ten Films on Black Women Artists” by Gesilayefa Azorbo
– From Nina Simone to Beyoncé, Azorbo celebrates Black excellence
“Freeze Frame: Acknowledging Alanis” by Marc Glassman
– POV‘s editor reflects on the importance of land acknowledgements as exemplified by Obomsawin’s TIFF tribute