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POV's website showcases innovative and timeless documentaries that encourage dialogue and participation.

Preview the slate of documentaries from POV's 28th season.

In 2014, POV streamed every documentary from its 27th season on PBS free online — on its website, mobile apps and Internet-connected devices. This included When I Walkp, the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing, and the Peabody Award winning American Revolutionary. In 2014, POV also release six interactive web-documentaries, and award-winning animated shorts from StoryCorps.

Viewers can access these documentaries in POV's video portal, which includes an archive of feature-length films, online-only shorts, extended filmmaker interviews, and video-based lesson plans for use in the classroom.

Download PBS's mobile video app for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Kindle Tablet for access to sneak previews of POV documentaries before they are broadcast on PBS stations.

POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 33 Emmys, 18 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia. See a full list of awards. »

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The POV Call for Entries (CFE) for broadcast season 2016 is now closed.

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