POV Magazine - Spring/Summer 2022


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POV is Canada's documentary magazine, covering the art and business of non-fiction storytelling in film, photography, and new media. 

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 (TIFF)
– 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