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Point of View #84 - Winter 2011
The Education Issue: 15 film students across Canada rate their programmes, plus doc auteur and advocate Magnus Isaacson speaks out and docs reveal the truth about Guantanamo.
Cautionary Tales: Ethics in Documentary. 4 page PDF (scroll down to download). The dos and don'ts for documentarians keep on changing. Pepita Ferrari surveys an ethical minefield.
Point of View #83 - Fall 2011
TIFF hit Surviving Progress, plus, yoga docs, Is it possible to make one-off “POV” docs anymore? The Archives in Contemporary Documentaries, New Nordic Cinema, and much more!
Bridging the Gap: Docs in China. 6 page PDF (scroll down to download). A survey of China’s documentary scene by Canada’s “doc ambassador” Peter Wintonic. From festivals to co-productions, China is opening up to the West—and Wintonick spells out the results thus far.
Point of View #82 - Summer 2011
Special Hot Docs issue, featuring filmmaker Alan Zweig and doc-pioneer Terence Macartney-Filgate, plus Hot Docs hits Inside Lara Roxx, Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson and Love Shines.
Porn Again. 4 page PDF (scroll down to download). With her feature Inside Lara Roxx, filmmaker Mia Donovan explores the life of a young porn actress who contracted HIV.
Point of View #81 - Spring 2011
Inside the Website: Making Media to Accompany Inside Disaster. 5 page PDF. When Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, Canada’s PTV Productions was ready to shoot film and make an extraordinary website, which became Inside Disaster. PTV new-media producer Katie McKenna tells what happened next.
When the Story Changes. 3 page PDF (scroll down to download). Fredrik Gertten’s Bananas!* and Anne Henderson’s Battle of Wills ran into legal and ethical issues as docs and as examples of freedom of expression. Maurie Alioff recounts their tales.
Point of View #80 - Winter 2010
Kids Speak. 3 page PDF (scroll down to download). Melanie Sevcenko explores how doc festivals IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), Hot Docs and One World in Schools (OWiS) are leading the way in teaching young students how to make and understand non-fiction films.
Point of View #79 - Fall 2010
Copyright vs Copyleft of just plain confusion? 3 page PDF (scroll down to download). In the brave world of new technologies, artists and the public are fighting for their rights. What should governments do? By Sandy Crawley, Executive Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC).
Policy Matters: Should doc-makers cheer or jeer the Canada Media Fund? 1 page PDF. By Barri Cohen, TV producer at Frantic Films of the doc series The Opener.