Spring has sprung – interactively – with POV Magazine!

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The latest issue of POV Magazine is now available and, once again, the good folks there have given us an access code so that YOU, our valued readers can access the online version for FREE.

The Spring 2011 issue is POV’s special Interactive Issue (a new version of an old job: telling stories using today’s technology.)

What will you find under the covers?

Focus on New Media

  • Katerina Cizek’s Highrise/Out of My Window project has been winning awards since its premiere at Amsterdam’s IDFA festival last November. Cizek talks about digital storytelling with POV’s Jessica Duffin Wolfe.
  • Websites are being produced by Canadian documentarians and their new-media colleagues in rapidly increasing numbers. Nancy Lanthier samples sites ranging from Waterlife to The Test Tube to GDP.
  • 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.
  • What happened to Brett Gaylor’s first online collaborative documentary platform project? And what will take its place now? Steven James May reports on an ongoing phenomenon.

Essays, Reviews & Profiles

  • Edmonton’s Niobe Thompson’s new doc on the Alberta tar sands, The Tipping Point, poses the big question: is the current environmental disaster a turning point for humanity? Zoe Cormier tackles one of the biggest issues of our times.
  • IDFA offers POV’s Melanie Sevcenko a potpourri of experiences from a survey of Iranian docs to an Academy training day for neophyte filmmakers to a set of “expanding documentary” installations.
  • 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.
  • Bunbury Films founder Frederic Bohbot tells POV’s Matthew Hays about the documentaries that inspire him and the government policies that don’t.


  • Soundscaping: Lesley Barber, Composer Extraordinaire, by Heidi McKenzie
  • Women in Media: A look at Vancouver’s SexMoneyMedia Conference, by Zoe Druick
  • Policy Matters: The clock is ticking on the price of Internet use in Canada, by Barri Cohen

So head on over to online digital edition & use the access code: vistek2011 for your free copy today!