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Now Available: the Fall 2012 issue of POV Magazine!

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Hot on the heels of its newly-revamped website, Point of View Magazine’s Issue 87 is now also available for your reading pleasure at newsstands across Canada.

The 2012 Fall Festival issue asks, “Is the documentary Canada’s national art form?”

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Introducing the POV Interview Series – now on YouTube!

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The spring edition of Point of View Magazine is now on stands and, to coincide with this, the good folks at POV have also launched an exciting new web series! The POV interview series  – In Conversation with Point of View magazine editor,  Marc Glassman, features original content that’s not included in the print issue. And you’ll find it all at  POV’s new YouTube Channel!

The series launches with a three-part interview featuring Wim Wenders, who graces the cover of this latest issue. Check out part one!

Be sure to check out the POV YouTube channel for the rest of this interview !

 Inside This Issue:

  • Master filmmaker Wim Wenders talks to POV’s editor Marc Glassman about his creative process in making the documentaries Pina, Buena Vista Social Club, The Soul of a Man and Lightning Over Water.
  • Policy Matters columnis, Barri Cohen, reports from the Realscreen Summit 2012… where nary a ‘documentary’ word is heard.
  • Jennifer Baichwal’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Payback raises issues about debt— and not just the monetary kind. By Sarah Keenlyside.
  • Campaigns about breast cancer are growing but the disease isn’t on the wane. Léa Pool’s documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. investigates a contemporary dilemma. By Jocelyne Clarke.
  • Melanie Sevcenko surveys the edgy, innovative interactive and web-based docs unveiled at IDFA’s Doc Lab in Amsterdam, including Insitu, Highrise: One Millionth Tower, Barcode.tv and Beyond 9/11.
  • Stephanie Boyd looks at dedicated young Arab filmmakers and their works in the months before Arab Spring.
  • Adam Nayman looks at a diverse array of art docs feature at Toronto’s Reel Artists Film Festival.
  • Is funding for art docs under attack? Matthew Hays examines the Canadian scene art scene and comes up with unusual answers.
  • Brought back by popular demand, filmmaker and writer James Buffin offers his personal look at the docs at TIFF 2011.
  • Nik Sheehan reviews The Queer Film Classic Series, cutting-edge books on gay and lesbian cinema.
  • Freeze Frame: Pina

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Now Available: POV Magazine’s Winter Issue

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Our good friends at Point of View Magazine have some fantastic & entertaining new reads with their latest issue – available now!

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Now On Stands: POV Magazine’s Fall Issue!

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Point of View’s Fall issue (#83 for those of you keeping track!) is now on stands – just in time for TIFF! In fact, you can get your copy in Toronto this fall at TIFF, Planet in Focus Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Reel Asian Film Festival.

But for those of you not lucky enough to attend any of these fantastic events, don’t fret: you ARE lucky to be one of our readers! And that means you can head on over to Point of View’s digital archive and enter POVadvertiser to access not just this issue, but all issues published from 2005 to 2011.

What’s in this issue:

Illuminating Issues

  • Surviving Progress by Adam Nayman
    Ronald Wright’s Massey lecture becomes a thoughtful documentary essay. Nayman looks at a film, that offers a devastating look at what industrial “progress” has meant to the world in recent times.
  • The Archives in Contemporary Documentaries by Gabriel M. Paletz
    Using curator/archivist Rick Prelinger’s programme at the prestigious Full Frame Festival, Paletz surveys changing approaches to the use of historical footage, suggesting strategies to realize its contemporary creative potential—in docs, fiction and experimental films.
  • Upward Facing Dog: Yoga and Me/Yoga On Screen by Maurie Alioff
    A personal look at yoga films by a critic who is also a practitioner.

Truth Telling

  • Position Among the Cameras by James Buffin
    Comparing his new, quite personal doc to the award-winning non-fiction feature Position Among the Stars, Buffin looks at the ethics of constructing a film—and shooting in Indonesia.
  • Lying the Truth: on the reality of making docs by Sally Blake
    The producer of the highly regarded surveillance doc Peep Culture as well as reality-TV shows, Blake uncovers disturbing parallels between the two genres. Bottom line: people are happy to exploit themselves and are fascinated by each other’s foibles and failings.

Docs Abroad

  • Bridging the Gap: Docs in China by Peter Wintonick
    A survey of China’s documentary scene by Canada’s “doc ambassador.” From festivals to co-productions, China is opening up to the West—and Wintonick spells out the results thus far.
  • New Nordic Documentary Cinema by Ezra Winton
    Writer, Cinema Politica programmer and teacher Winton surveys the trends toward the personal and political in docs from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway.

There’s No Business…

  • One is the Loneliest Number by Sarah Keenlyside
    Is it possible to make one-off “POV” docs anymore? Writer-director Keenlyside asks experts ranging from her old film prof to broadcasters and other filmmakers whether she’s chosen the wrong profession.
  • Rays of Hope by Merrily Weisbord
    A visit to La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc revealed that co-productions are still taking place—but without the ease and frequency of the past. Weisbord, an industry vet, investigates a changing terrain.
  • Pointed View: Don’t Look Front by Zoe Garnett
    Singer-actor-writer Garnett’s funny and personal account of meeting legendary filmmaker Ricky Leacock.
  • Policy Matters: Greetings from Planet TIFF by Barri Cohen

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