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WINTER 2012, ISSUE #88



Education 2012 
POV's 4th annual survey of film programmes across the country feature reports from Nancy Lanthier from the West, Nicholas Gergesha in Central Canada and Allan Tong for Quebec and the Atlantic region.


The Docmedia Manifesto by Peter Wintonick
Is the documentary our national art form? Get stirred up by Governor General's award-winner Wintonick rabble-rousing sense of humour—and passion.


See Evil, Hear Evil—and Report Evil by Adam Nayman
An international cross-media intiative, which commissioned new pieces by some of the globe's finest documentarians, Why Poverty? is in the fine tradition of socially and political engaged non-fcition work. Nayman recounts a global tale.

Stories of Canada's beautiful game by Mark Dillon
What's so beautiful about the Canadian Football League? Eight documentary filmmakers—not jocks—found out.


Towards a Filmmaker's Bill of Rights for Festivals by Sean Farnel
POV board member and former Hot Docs programme director Farnel offers a bracing wake-up call to naive directors and audience members on how the film festival circuit really works. 


Martin Duckworth: the man behind the camera by Maurie Alioff
Director and cinematographer Duckworth has quietly assembled an impressive body of work over the past five decades. Alioff profiles a man who should be a legend.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Maurie Alioff's profile and interview with Martin Duckworth from the June 1987 issue of Cinema Canada.


Pointed View by Rudy Buttignol
Public broadcasting still makes a difference. Stirring words from Knowledge Network's CEO.

Freeze Frame by Marc Glassman and Lois Siegel
Roman Kroiter: celebrating the life of a visionary filmmaker.

THE POV INTERVIEW SERIES ON YOUTUBE: The POV Interview Series - In Conversation with Point of View magazine 
Editor Marc Glassman - features original content, not printed in the 
magazine, on our new YouTube channel. In early August 2012, we added the 2nd subject in our series with a three-part interview with Don McCullin.

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Point of View is ...

Marc Glassman, Editor
Judy Wolfe, Publisher
Barri Cohen, Editorial Advisor
David Donald, Art Director
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I read Point of View:

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- Jennifer Baichwal, Director, Act of God and Manufactured Landscapes

Point of View acknowledges the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.