POV

  • Genius of Marian Alzheimer's
    September 24, 2014   BY Sarah McHaney 

    Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, two-thirds are women. Pam White is one of them. But to documentary filmmaker Banker White, Pam is not just another Alzheimer’s patient, she is his mother. His film “The Genius of Marian” is his family’s story about how loved ones cope while adjusting to life with Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2011  

    In “Last Train Home” filmmaker Lixin Fan documents the migration of millions of Chinese workers during the Chinese New Year — the largest human migration in the world — through the prism of one family. This documentary is part of a series of independently produced films aired in partnership between The Economist and NewsHour. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2011   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    “Better this World” is the name of a film airing on POV Tuesday night, but it may as well be the credo and intentions behind the two central characters and their decision to protest the Republican National Convention in 2008. … Continue reading

  • December 29, 2009   BY Arts Desk 

    When fashion photographer Steven Sebring began shooting footage of the daily life of poet and performer Patti Smith — what Smith describes as high-aesthetic home movies — neither fully anticipated the project becoming a feature length film.
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