Issue 116 – Spring/Summer 2022

Issue 116 - SPRING/SUMMER 2022

Fire of Love highlights a recent quartet of films that explore the power of the archives and the elements. Subscribe today! This issue is at the printer and will be in the mail for subscribers on April 26.

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Cover photo: Hoa-Qui/Krafft/Science Source

This issue is generously sponsored by Telefilm Canada.

Inside this issue:

Editorial by Marc Glassman

Publisher’s Letter by Patrick Mullen

“Balancing Secrets” by Barri Cohen
Unloved gives voice to Huronia’s survivors—and those we lost

“Exploring Our Connectedness” by Erica Commanda
– Sean Stiller’s Returning Home recounts tales of colonial displacement

“On Beautiful Scars and Reconnected Roots” by Patrick Mullen
-Rocker Tom Wilson discovers his Mohawk identity and himself as an artist in Shane Belcourt’s documentary
 
“Scrappy Ideas” by Madeline Lines
– Stacey Tenenbaum’s Scrap explores objects tossed and found
 
“The Displaced Narrator” by Marc Glassman
Freedom from Everything, Geographies of Solitude, and Mis dos voces expand the essay form
 
“John Berger and Michael Dibb” by Vincenzo Pietropaolo
Ways of Seeing still inspires us 50 years later
 
“Is Love Elemental?” by Jason Gorber
– Archival docs like Fire of Love, Becoming Cousteau, Jane, and Sunshine Superman reflect our shared humanity
 
“Beyond the Court” by Courtney Small
– Basketball docs like The Queen of Basketball and Returning Home prove the “shut up and dribble” days are over
 
“Are You Talking to Me?” by Vivian Belik
– Does the lecture format still speak truth to power? Or is it the Bran Flakes of documentary?
 
“Shooting Yourself” by Justine Smith
– Self-reflexivity inspires self-discovery in filmmakers such as Jonas Mekas, Sofia Bohdanowicz, Kirsten Johnson, and RaMell Ross
 
“Becoming Visible” by Laurence Butet-Roch
– Sunil Gupta’s photography proudly queers the “male gaze”
 
“Making It Real” by Gesilayefa Azorbo
– Toronto Photo Laureate Michèle Pearson Clarke confronts grief and loss
 
“Doc Streams in an Ocean of Content” by Ezra Winton
– Oodles of docs are just a click away, but is it for the better?
 
“In Between the Silence of Silos” by Prajwala Dixit
– Women query the relationship between parenting and filmmaking
 
-“Freeze Frame: Louie Palu” by Marc Glassman
-On the Canadian photographer in Ukraine
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