POV Magazine - Fall/Winter 2022
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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On celebrates the life, music, art, and legacy of the iconic Cree singer-songwriter. The Oscar winner and her director, Madison Thomas, join POV to discuss their new film.
Editorial by Marc Glassman
Publisher’s Notes by Patrick Mullen
“Policy Matters: Outage and Outrage in a Colluded Market” by Barri Cohen
– The July 8 Rogers outage signals a need for change amid the overpriced telco-troika of Rogers-Bell-Telus
“Buffy Sainte-Marie Still Carries It On” by Paloma Pacheco
-The iconic Cree singer-songwriter is given a full-length film portrait by Manitoba-based filmmaker Madison Thomas
“The Ever Deadly Tanya Tagaq” by Judy Wolfe
-Nunavut’s passionate singer is tough and unsparing in this autobiographical film profile directed by Tagaq and Chelsea McMullan.
“Brett Morgen on the Many Lives of David Bowie: A POV Interview” by Jason Gorber
-The documentary auteur reveals his thoughts on making a film about a musical legend in Moonage Daydream and capturing the icon’s spirit in a visual essay.
“I Ink, Therefore I Am” by Liam Lacey
-How do you make ink? Brian D. Johnson’s The Colour of Ink discloses that and more with its portrait of eclectic artisans.
“The Tiger Roars” by Patrick Mullen
-Nisha Pahuja’s To Kill a Tiger is a hard-hitting look at rape in India’s traditional society and a family’s brave pursuit of justice.
“Disrupting Canadian Myths” by Laurence Butet-Roch
-An incisive analysis of award winning photographer Deanna Bowen’s Black Drones in the Hive, a provocative gallery assembly of found objects.
“Documentaries in the Age of Apocalypse” by Justine Smith
-Embracing the paradox of destruction and rebirth, apocalyptic docs like Leviathan and Sleep Has Her House explore humanity’s impact on the earth.
“Women on the Road and Behind the Camera” by Vivian Belik (TIFF)
-Filmmakers like Trinh T. Minh-ha, Jocelyne Saub, and Sophie Bédard Marcotte see life on the road in a genre normally limited to male perspectives.
“Did the 1972 Hockey Summit Define Us?” by Susan G. Cole
-The 50th anniversary of Canada’s epic hockey tournament with the Soviet Union has inspired a doc series and many questions about this country’s past and present.
“Exposing Racism in Hockey in Black Ice” by Perry King
-Through stories of the Maritimes’ Colored Hockey League and Halifax’s Africville, Hubert Davis’ Black Ice explores racist roots in Atlantic Canada.
“Kat Jayme’s Grizzlie Truth” by Rachel Ho
-Vancouver’s folly, the Grizzlies, a disastrous basketball team, is fondly remembered in this personal doc from avowed super-fan Kat Jayme.
“Montreal, Little Burgundy, and Jackie Robinson” by Dina Lobo
-Henri Pardo’s Dear Jackie contrasts Montreal’s sympathetic treatment of baseballer Jackie Robinson with the harsher reality of the city’s treatment of Black residents in Little Burgundy.
“Black Screen Office’s ‘Being Seen’ Directives by Courtney Small
-Turning “diversity” and “inclusion” into reality in Canadian cinema and TV with landmark guidelines for production, representation, and authentic storytelling.
“The New Realities” by Matthew Hays
-RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Festival) offers premieres of exciting new work in its 25th edition.
Freeze Frame by Marc Glassman
-A True Professional: Terence Macartney-Filgate.