Palestinian born and Dutch educated director Hany Abu-Assad makes political films, whether they're docs or dramas. He talks candidly to POV's editor about his films, philosophy and choices for IDFA's Carte Blanche programme.
It’s important for a child to write about these films to show that we can understand and learn that there’s a price to pay when powerful organizations manipulate all of us into eating their bad foods or consuming their products.
The Doc Summit began in 2004 as a policy conference at Hot Docs in Toronto, and evolved into a major yearlong research project. Telefilm Canada (TFC) and the National Film Board (NFB), with the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) joining in, initiated this policy exercise. A larger advisory group was then organized and the Documentary Organisation
BANFF DIARY – SHE SAID By Debra Felstead Born and bred in Ontario, I am startled by the raw beauty of the Albertan Rockies. They will probably always throw me into a state of I-am-a- teeny-tiny-being-in-a-vast-beautiful-universe shock, today being no different. I am traveling to attend the 2005 Banff International Television Festival, where I have
What does a body have to do to get noticed around here, anyway? In a contribution to Canadian film history, One Hundred Years of Canadian Cinema, George Melnyk attempts an answer. National identity is a slippery notion in this bi- polar country of French and English influences liberally affected and challenged by immigrant voices, which lives,