POV Perspectives Series

POV Perspectives Series

Perspectives explores the art and craft of documentary filmmaking. Joining host Aisha Jamal, Canadian documentary filmmakers both new and established share stories about how they approach their work, such as finding the themes, genres, and formats that best suit their subjects. The Perspectives series was presented by the DOC Institute with the generous support from presenting sponsor Vistek and made possible with the support of OntarioCreates.


April 28, 2021 56 min

In this week's episode, filmmakers Maya Gallus (The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution), Shane Belcourt (The Crimes of Shelly Chartier), and Maya Annik Bedward (The Haircut) join host Aisha Jamal in a conversation about giving their docs the right genre spin. How does one choose between an observational work, talking heads, true crime, character study, or hybrid? Presented by the DOC Institute with the generous support from presentin...

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In this week's episode, filmmakers Lisa Jackson (Biidaaban: First Light), Joannie Lafrenière (Snowbirds), and Aïcha Diop (Nancy's Workshop) join host Aisha Jamal in a conversation about finding the right format for their films. After choosing a story and narrowing down the themes, how does a filmmaker decide whether to approach a subject through a feature film, short doc, series, virtual reality project, or interactive work...

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Perspectives explores the art of documentary filmmaking. This week's episode explores the question of theme and asks filmmakers how they build the substance of their stories. Joining host Aisha Jamal this week are Yung Chang, Baljit Sangra, and Ngardy Conteh George. Presented by the DOC Institute with the generous support from presenting sponsor Vistek.

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