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Sep 15, 2014, 09:00 ET POV Delivers a Revolutionary Approach to Storytelling with Six New Interactive Documentary Shorts

POV, American television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films, is taking a bold leap into new forms of storytelling with the...


Sep 09, 2014, 08:00 ET Oscar®-Nominated 'The Act of Killing,' a Dreamlike, Terrifying Journey Into The Minds of Death Squad Leaders, Has National Broadcast Premiere Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 on PBS's POV

The opening scene of The Act of Killing raises the first of many startling questions: What on earth does a line of beautiful female dancers,...


Oct 04, 2013, 07:00 ET Inner-City Junior High School Defies the Odds to Become National Chess Powerhouse in POV's 'Brooklyn Castle,' Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 On PBS INDIES SHOWCASE

Portrait of Five Students Reveals the Personal Struggles and Remarkable Program Behind Championships, Trophies and a School's Special Pride "If...


Jul 11, 2013, 16:27 ET POV Films Nominated for 9 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards

'Nostalgia for the Light' Receives 2 Nominations, Including Best Documentary; 'The City Dark,' 'Give Up Tomorrow,' 'Granito,' 'My Reincarnation,'...


Jun 13, 2013, 08:00 ET Firelight Media, POV and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone In Association with the Apollo Theater Present: Harlem Premiere of 'Homegoings' at the Apollo Theater, Friday, June 21, 2013

The following is being released by POV: What: Harlem premiere of New York filmmaker Christine Turner's debut feature...


Feb 04, 2013, 09:14 ET The Museum of Modern Art Salutes 25 Years of POV Documentaries with Special Program, 'MoMA Selects: POV,' Feb. 27 - March 4, During Its 'Documentary Fortnight'

'MoMA Selects: POV' Features 22 Films, Including First POV Broadcast, 'American Tongues,' and World Premiere of 'Homegoings,' Plus Filmmaker...


Oct 04, 2012, 07:00 ET Filmmaker Laura Poitras Named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow; Outspoken Voice on the Human Consequences of Post-9/11 Conflict at Home and Abroad

Filmmaker of Three Award-winning POV Feature Documentaries Is Among 23 Fellows Announced by MacArthur Foundation The John D. and Catherine...


Oct 03, 2012, 07:00 ET Natalia Almada Named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow: The First Latina Filmmaker to Win the Prestigious Grant

Almada, Director/Producer of Three Award-winning POV Feature Documentaries, Is Among 23 Fellows Announced by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...


Oct 02, 2012, 13:07 ET POV Films Win Five News & Documentary Emmy® Awards: A Record for the Series Celebrating Its 25th Season on PBS

'Last Train Home' a Double Winner; 'Armadillo,' 'Enemies of the People' and 'Where Soldiers Come From' Win Awards POV (Point of View),...


Sep 07, 2012, 09:00 ET Educators: Bring Contemporary Social Issues to Life in Your Classroom With Award-winning Documentaries and Educational Tools from POV

PBS Documentary Series Offers Free Lending Library of Films, Curriculum-Based Lesson Plans and Discussion Guides to Help Students Understand...


Aug 02, 2012, 07:00 ET Filmmakers and Digital Developers, Start Your Engines! 'POV's Hackathon' Weekend Workshop Begins Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 in Brooklyn

Five Teams Will Collaborate to Reinvent the Documentary for the Web  POV (Point of View), PBS's award-winning independent documentary...


Jul 12, 2012, 08:00 ET Attention, Documentary Lovers: Help POV Celebrate Our 25th Anniversary by Hosting Your Own 'Guilty Pleasures' Premiere Party (Red Carpet Not Required)

Screening Parties Can Be Small or Large; All You Need Is a TV or Laptop + Friends/Family; Enter for a chance to win a POV Party Pack of DVDs,...


Jun 27, 2012, 09:00 ET POV's 'The City Dark' Asks, 'Do We Need the Stars?' Thursday, July 5, 2012 on PBS; Film Streams Online July 6-Aug. 5

The Advance of Electric Light Has Sent Nighttime into Retreat, With Astonishing Effects on Humans and Wildlife Produced in Association with...


Mar 22, 2012, 07:00 ET POV Celebrates 25 Years on PBS in 2012 with Powerful Slate of New Films That Reveal Humanity's Faith, Courage and Resilience

Remarkable Individuals Challenge Authority and Their Own Limitations to Indict a Dictator, Keep Investigative Journalism Alive, Rebuild After...


Feb 21, 2012, 07:00 ET Award-winning "Racing Dreams" Follows Three Tweens With Supercharged NASCAR Ambitions; Special POV Broadcast Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 on PBS

Amid the Roar of 70-M.P.H. Go-Karts, Film Chronicles Young Love and Family Struggles as Kids Compete in the "Little League" of Professional...


Oct 06, 2011, 21:08 ET Three Teen Filmmakers Announced as Project VoiceScape Award Winners

Best Documentary, Most Inspiring Documentary and Audience Favorite Films Recognized During a Reception at the Newseum in D.C. The Adobe and PBS...


Oct 04, 2011, 14:40 ET Childhood Friends Leave Struggling Michigan Town to Fight in Afghanistan in POV's "Where Soldiers Come From," Special Broadcast Premiere Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS

An Intimate Portrait of the Effect One National Guard Unit's Deployment Has on a Group of Longtime Friends and the Small Town They Leave Behind A...


Sep 27, 2011, 13:01 ET POV Wins Four News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, Including Best Documentary for "Food, Inc."

"Food, Inc." a Double Winner; "Presumed Guilty" and "Good Fortune" Win Awards POV (Point of View) won four awards including Best Documentary at...


Sep 23, 2011, 18:45 ET POV's "Last Train Home" Goes Inside the Promise and Chaos of China's Booming Economy; Award-winning Film Premieres on PBS on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011; Film Streams Online Sept. 28 - Oct. 27

Last Train Home has the distinction of being selected for The Economist Film Project, which presents documentary films in partnership with PBS...


Aug 18, 2011, 12:00 ET StoryCorps Returns for a Second Season of Animations on POV

National Oral-History Project Brings Stories of Everyday Americans to Life in Animated Shorts Airing on POV in 2011 "StoryCorps on PBS: Must-See,...