Issue 115, Fall/Winter 2021

Issue 115 - FALL/WINTER 2021

Joannie Lafrenière’s Gabor pays tribute to prolific Hungarian-Canadian photographer Gabor Szilasi with humour and affection. Subscribe today!

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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

Coming Soon: Issue 115!

Highlights from POV's Fall/Winter 2021 issue, which surveys the state of Indigenous film production, and highlights docs including Gabor, Flee, The Last of the Right Whales, and Three Minutes - A Lengthening.

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